Day: May 21, 1975

“Patriation” of the Constitution: The Fall-Back position

Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL May 21, 1975. “PATRIATION” OF THE CONSTITUTION: THE FALL-BACK POSITION (a) Content of the Fall-back To provide an incentive to the provinces to adopt the package, by action reasonably soon after “patriation”, it should include: 1. The amending procedure – Part IX less Articles 53-55 – Article 49 modified to call for “2 of the Western Provinces” without the “50% of population” provision 2. The Supreme Court provisions (PART IV) While not a part of the “attraction”, there clearly should be… Read more “Patriation” of the Constitution: The Fall-Back position

Memorandum for the Prime Minister- Initial discussions with some Premiers on “Patriation” of the Constitution

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Mr. Austin Mr. Carter Mr. Haney Mr. Gravelle Mrs. Reed Miss Macdonald CONFIDENTIAL May 21st, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRIME MINISTER Initial discussions with some Premiers on “patriation” of the constitution I have now had meetings with three Premiers on “patriation” of the constitution. You may be interested in a brief report concerning their reactions and comments. They were as follows: A. Premier Schreyer Mr. Carter and I had a lunch meeting with Mr. Schreyer and Mr. Pawley, the Attorney General, plus… Read more Memorandum for the Prime Minister- Initial discussions with some Premiers on “Patriation” of the Constitution