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Month: September 1975

Memorandum for Mr. Carter – “Patriation” of the constitution

Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL September 19, 1975. c.c.: Mr. Gravelle Mr. Hurley Mrs. Reed MEMORANDUM FOR MR. CARTER “Patriation” of the constitution Attached is a copy of a letter that I have now sent to Julien Chouinard with the drafts of the Preamble that we sent to the Prime Minister yesterday afternoon. The Prime Minister spoke to me this afternoon concerning the drafts. He says that as far as he is concerned they are “quite acceptable” and he considers them to constitute a satisfactory basis… Read more Memorandum for Mr. Carter – “Patriation” of the constitution

Memorandum for the Prime Minister – Conversation with Mr. Julien Chouinard and revised Form for the Proclamation

Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL September 18, 1975 MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRIME MINSITER Conversation with Mr. Julien Chouinard and revised Form for the Proclamation Pursuant to your conversation with the Prime Minister of Quebec, Mr. Bourassa spoke to Julien Chouinard and asked him to get in touch with me as soon as he saw any possibilities for discussion. I had a long conversation on the telephone with Mr. Chouinard on September 17, 1975. Mr. Chouinard outlined to me the best possibili- ties that he could see,… Read more Memorandum for the Prime Minister – Conversation with Mr. Julien Chouinard and revised Form for the Proclamation

Memorandum for Mr. Carter – Possible modification of our drafts for the “patriation” of the constitution

Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL September l7th, 1975 Mr.Gravelle Mrs. Reed Mr. Hurley MEMORANDUM FOR MR .CARTER: Possible modification of our drafts for the “patriation” of the constitution I had a long conversation on the telephone with Julien Chouinard this morning; He told me that the Prime Minister had, as he had intended, spoken to Mr. Bourassa either toward the end of last week or early this week. He had apparently re-iterated his firm determination to press ahead with the patriation of the constitution. Mr. Bourassa… Read more Memorandum for Mr. Carter – Possible modification of our drafts for the “patriation” of the constitution

Memorandum for Mr. Carter – The next developments on the “patriation” of the constitution

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Federal-Provincial Relations Office Bureau des relations fédérales-provinciales MR. GRAVELLE MRS. REED MR. HURLEY See the attached copy of a memorandum I have done for Mr. Carter on the “patriation” exercise. Please give this some thought. I think we may well want to have some discussion about the questions that are raised here before the end of this week. R.G.R. Sept. 15/75 CONFIDENTIAL September 15, 1975. c.c.: Mr. Gravelle Mrs. Reed Mr. Hurley MEMORANDUM FOR MR. CARTER The next developments on the “patriation”… Read more Memorandum for Mr. Carter – The next developments on the “patriation” of the constitution

Memorandum for the Prime Minister- The Present State of the “Patriation” Exercise

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Federal-Provincial Relations Office Bureau des relations fédérales-provinciales MR. HURLEY: Would you please return the attached after you have seen the Prime Minister’s comments. We have been keeping the originals of all memos sent to the PM. merci. CONFIDENTIAL September 8, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRIME MINISTER The Present State of the “Patriation” Exercise I asked James Hurley of this office to pull together the developments there have been in recent months, and particularly in the last few weeks, in connection with our… Read more Memorandum for the Prime Minister- The Present State of the “Patriation” Exercise

Memorandum for Mr. Carter- Memorandum by Gilles Dufault on Cultural Sovereignty

Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL September 4th, 1975. c.c. Mr. Gravelle Mr. Hurley MEMORANDUM FOR MR. CARTER Memorandum by Gilles Dufault on Cultural Sovereignty See the attached memorandum from Gilles Dufault of the PMO covering a memorandum of July 31st that he sent to the Prime Minister. As you will see, Dufault really has two suggestions: (a) That we should try to submit for the Prime Minister’s approval a “definition of cultural sovereignty”. I see no merit or attraction in this idea whatever. Mr. Bourassa is… Read more Memorandum for Mr. Carter- Memorandum by Gilles Dufault on Cultural Sovereignty

Bourassa’s demands still vague – London Free Press

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Privy Council Office Bureau du Consell privé PRESS CLIPPINGS COUPURES DE JOURNAUX Name of Publication Nom de la publication LONDON FREE PRESS Sep 2 1975 Bourassa’s demands still vague Speaking in the House of Commons last October, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau formally pledged to patriate the Canadian constitution before the next federal election. Currently, those provisions of the British North America Act which affect federal-provincial relations can only be amended by reference to the British Parliament. So far, there has been little… Read more Bourassa’s demands still vague – London Free Press

Note for Mr. R.G. Robertson

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Federal-Provincial Relations Office Bureau des relations fédérales-provinciales Note for Mr. R.G. Robertsoon Attached please find an important editorial by M. Boyer, published in Le Soleil. He maintains that the federal government bas not only an interest in protecting and developing both cultures, but that the federal government has the obligation to do so. He also claims that if only the government of Québec were recognized as the guarantor of the French language that it would weaken, not strengthen the French cuIture in… Read more Note for Mr. R.G. Robertson