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Day: May 28, 1975

Constitutional Guarantees in Relation to “Securite Culturelle”

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“Patriation” of the Constitution meeting with Mr. Bourassa, Quebec

Click here to view the original document (PDF). “Patriation” of the Constitution meeting with Mr. Bourassa -Québec, May 28, 1975 Dinner-meeting at Café d’Europe, 8:00 p.m. – present only Mr. Bourassa, Julien Chouinard and myself. Meeting went on until 11:15 p.m. Presentation I started by outlining the reactions I had had from the Premiers I had visited so far: Mr. Schreyer – would go along with “patriation” + amending formula; Mr. Lougheed – subject to Cabinet, would go with the plan but (a) change in “Western” part of the formula… Read more “Patriation” of the Constitution meeting with Mr. Bourassa, Quebec

Memorandum for Mr. Robertson- Effect of Preambular Statements

Click here to view the original document (PDF). cc: Mr. Carter Mr. Gravelle CONFIDENTIAL May 28th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR MR. ROBERTSON Re: Effect of Preambular Statements Preambular statements usually set forth the main purposes or objectives of the document which they introduce. They also often state the facts in response to which the document was drafted. They are therefore referred to by the courts when interpreting ambiguities or dealing with lacunas in the substantive provisions of the document so that the ambiguous provisions can be interpreted in accordance with the… Read more Memorandum for Mr. Robertson- Effect of Preambular Statements

Memorandum for Mr. Robertson

Click here to view the original document (PDF). cc: Mr. Carter Mr. Gravelle CONFIDENTIAL May 28th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR MR. ROBERTSON Re: Effect of Preambular Statements Preambular statements usually set forth the main purposes or objectives of the document which they introduce. They also often state the facts in response to which the document was drafted. They are therefore referred to by the courts,when-interpreting ambiguities or dealing withglacunas in the substantive provisions of the document so that the ambiguous provisions can,be interpreted in accordance with the fundamental purpose of the… Read more Memorandum for Mr. Robertson