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Month: August 1975

Bourassa’s Gamble: Clever ultimatum poses problem for prime minister – Montreal Gazette

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Privy Council Office Bureau du Conseil privé PRESS CLIPPINGS COUPURES DE JOURNAUX Name of Publication Nom de la publication Montreal Gazette Date Aug 29 1975 Bourassa’s gamble Clever ultimatum poses problem for prime minister By DAVE THOMAS of the Gazette QUEBEC — Premier Bourassa has made a gambler’s decision. By staking his prestige on gaining constitutional jurisdiction over immigration and communications, he must come away a winner or risk serious losses to the Parti Québécois in the next election campaign. That campaign,… Read more Bourassa’s Gamble: Clever ultimatum poses problem for prime minister – Montreal Gazette

Quebec’s new communications battle plan- Toronto Globe & Mail

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Privy Council Office Bureau du Conseil privé PRESS CLIPPINGS COUPURES DE JOURNAUX Name of Publication Nom de la publication Toronto Globe & Mail Date AUG 29 1975 Trying for truce without suing for peace Quebec’s new communications battle plan By HUBERT BAUCH Globe and Mail Reporter QUEBEC — The Quebec Government is trying to arrange a truce in the “cable war” without necessarily suing for peace in its dogged fight with Ottawa over control of cable TV distribution. The latest provincial tactic… Read more Quebec’s new communications battle plan- Toronto Globe & Mail

Bourassa’s constitutional aims would hurt our integrity – Toronto Star

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Privy Council Office Bureau du Conseil privé PRESS CLIPPINGS COUPURES DE JOURNAUX Name of Publication Nom de la publication Toronto Star Date AUG 29 1975 Bourassa’s constitutional aims would hurt our integrity By ANTHONY WESTELL Star staff writer OTTAWA — Premier Robert Bourassa says that before he can agree to repatriation of the Canadian constitution, Quebec must be guaranteed additional powers over language, immigration and communications. His argument is that Quebec will need these powers to protect and preserve its culture if… Read more Bourassa’s constitutional aims would hurt our integrity – Toronto Star

Memorandum on “Patriation” of the Constitution- The Position of Premier Bourassa

Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL August 28th, 1975. NOTE FOR FILE “Patriation” of the Constitution – The Position of Premier Bourassa On August 12th, after speaking on the tele- phone to Julien Chouinard, I sent him two copies in English and in French of the drafts we had prepared of a “Form for a Proclamation of the Governor General” to bring into effect the “patriation” of the Constitution. During the week-end of August 23rd-24th Premier Bourassa made a statement at a conference at Mont Gabriel which… Read more Memorandum on “Patriation” of the Constitution- The Position of Premier Bourassa

Mr. Bourassa wants it all – Toronto Globe & Mail

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Privy Council Office Bureau du Conseil privé PRESS CLIPPINGS COUPURES DE JOURNAUX Name of Publication Nom de la publication Toronto Globe & Mail Date AUG 28 1975 Mr. Bourassa wants it all Quebec Premier Bourassa has made his position perfectly clear. He does not want Canada’s constitution repatriated. At the moment it rests with the Parliament of the United Kingdom under the name of the British North America Act. The conditions Mr. Bourassa requires before agreeing to any Canadian constitution are not… Read more Mr. Bourassa wants it all – Toronto Globe & Mail

Letter to the Right Honourable Pierre Elliot Trudeau

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Letter to the Right Honourable Pierre Elliot Trudeau GOVERNMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR THE PREMIER ST. JOHN’S August 28, 1975 The Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. My dear Prime Minister: One of the items on the agenda at the Premiers Conference on August 21 and 22, 1975 was the Future of Federal-Provincial Responsibilities. This included a discussion of the patriation of the Constitution and I thought it would be helpful to inform you of the substance… Read more Letter to the Right Honourable Pierre Elliot Trudeau

Speaking of sovereignty- Montreal Gazette

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Privy Council Office Bureau du Conseil privé PRESS CLIPPINGS COUPURES DE JOURNAUX Name of Publication Nom de la publication Montreal Gazette Date Aug 27 1975 Speaking of sovereignty Premier Bourassa would be more persuasive in his constitutional pronouncements if he talked about giving rights to people rather than powers to government. But his argument, as elaborated during the weekend to a Liberal policy conference, seems to be that, the greater the jurisdiction given a particular government, the greater the rights of the… Read more Speaking of sovereignty- Montreal Gazette

When is a secret not one?- The Bureaucrats- Ottawa Citizen

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Privy Council Office Bureau du Conseil privé PRESS CLIPPINGS COUPURES DE JOURNAUX Name of Publication Ottawa Citizen Date AUG 27 1975 When is a secret not one? THE BUREAUCRATS by Frank Howard Some time before the end of the year, a joint Senate-Commons committee will make a set of recommendations about what kinds of information the government should release to whom—and when. Given the tradition of secrecy that covers so much of the decision-making process in this town and the obsession with… Read more When is a secret not one?- The Bureaucrats- Ottawa Citizen