Month: July 1975

Letter to Mr. Gordon Robertson

Click here to view the original document (PDF). OFFICE OF THE PREMIER 403/425–1610 Legislative Building Edmonton, Alberta, Canada TSK 2B7 30 July 1975 Mr. Gordon Robertson Secretary to the Cabinet for Federal-Provincial Relations OTTAWA, Canada KIA OA3 Dear Mr. Robertson: In the absence of Premier Lougheed, I wish to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 28th of July 1975 and your interim report concerning discussions held with various Provincial Premiers. Please be assured that your letter will be brought to the Premier’s attention at the earliest opportunity upon his… Read more Letter to Mr. Gordon Robertson

Memorandum for Mr. Hurley: Patriation of the Constitution: Prime Minister’s reaction to my memorandum of July 17th and attachment

Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL Mr.Carter Mr. Gravelle Mrs. Reed July 30th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR MR.HURLEY: Patriation of the constitution; Prime Minister’s reaction to my memorandum of July 17th and attachment Since I will not be in the office this week, I am ending to you the original of my memorandum of July 17th to the Prime Minister with his comments and the note by Mary Macdonald which summarizes them. I think it would be desirable to lose no time in getting a French version of… Read more Memorandum for Mr. Hurley: Patriation of the Constitution: Prime Minister’s reaction to my memorandum of July 17th and attachment

Memorandum for R.G. Robertson re: Your July 17th Memo to the P.M. – “Patriation” of the constitution: “constitutional guarantees” for French Canada

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Office of The Prime Minister Cabinet du Premier Ministre CONFIDENTIAL July 29, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR R.G. ROBERTSON Secretary to the Cabinet (Federal Provincial Relations) FROM: Mary E. Macdonald RE: YOUR JULY 17TH MEMO TO THE P.M. “Patriation of the constitution: “constitutional guarantees” for French Canada The Prime Minister has commented as follows: “Good Work” Page 1 – A. “Yes” Page 1 – B “Yes” Page 1 – C “I am still not convinced” Page 2 – Para. 1 – French version of… Read more Memorandum for R.G. Robertson re: Your July 17th Memo to the P.M. – “Patriation” of the constitution: “constitutional guarantees” for French Canada

Letter to the Honourable Peter Lougheed

Click here to view the original document (PDF). PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL Secretary to the Cabinet for Federal-Provincial Relations Secrétaire du Cabinet pour les relations fédérales-provinciales July 28th, 1975. My dear Premier: When I met with you in Edmonton on May 16th, you asked me to let you know about the results of my discussions with the Premiers I would be seeing thereafter, especially Mr. Bourassa and Mr. Barrett. I had hoped to be able to report to you well before this but it is now apparent that I am not… Read more Letter to the Honourable Peter Lougheed

Letter to Dickson H. Bailey

Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL Secretary to the Cabinet for Federal-Provincial Relations Secrétaire du Cabinet pour les relations fédérales-provinciales July 21st, 1975. Dear Mr. Bailey: I was glad to learn from your letter of July 16th that Premier Blakeney can have a meeting with me on Thursday, August 7th, at 11.00 a.m. I shall come to the Premier’s office at that time. Unfortunately Frank Carter will be away and will not be able to accompany me. I hope that Bill Haney will be able to come… Read more Letter to Dickson H. Bailey

Memorandum for Mrs. Reed: Patriation of the consitution

Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL July 17th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR MRS. REED: Patriation of the constitution Thank you for your memorandum of yesterday with the attached memorandum from Fred Gibson. I am returning them herewith and you will note a few comments and queries. I found Fred Gibson’s suggestions very helpful and I have adopted most of them in the revised version which you will find as Appendix 1 to a memorandum to the Prime Minister, a copy of which is attached. Would you please let… Read more Memorandum for Mrs. Reed: Patriation of the consitution

Memorandum for Mr. Carter- “Constitutional guarantees” in patriation of the Constitution

Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL Mr.Gravelle Mr.Hurley Mrs. Reed July 17th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR MR. CARTER: “Constitutional guarantees” in patriation of the constitution I am attaching hereto a copy of a memorandum that I have prepared to send to the Prime Minister tomorrow if we in this office find ourselves in agreement on it or on any revisions that it may seem desirable to make. I am very anxious to get something to him before the weekend if at all possible. As you will see, I… Read more Memorandum for Mr. Carter- “Constitutional guarantees” in patriation of the Constitution

Memorandum for Mr. Robertson- The Second Approach: The Language Options

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Copies to: Mr. Carter Mr. Gravelle Mr. Hurley CONFIDENTIAL July 17, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR MR. ROBERTSON Re: The Second Approach: The Language Options I am attaching for your consideration another option which is a slight variation on those prepared by Jim Hurley. 1. I wonder if, at least as a first step, we should propose a version based on the Victoria Charter which assumes no commitment from the provinces, at the same time, leaving it open for provinces to adopt language obligations… Read more Memorandum for Mr. Robertson- The Second Approach: The Language Options