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Month: July 1980

The Canadian Economic Union

Click here to view the original document (PDF). DOCUMENT: 830-83/004 DRAFT – For Discussion Purposes Only – Saskatchewan July 23, 1980. THE CANADIAN ECONOMIC UNION Without altering the legislative or other authority of Parliament or the legislatures or of the Government of Canada or the governments of the Provinces or the rights of any of them with respect to the exercise of their respective legislative or other authority: (a)Parliament and the legislatures, together with the Government of Canada and the governments of the Provinces, are committed to (i) the maintenance… Read more The Canadian Economic Union

Continuing Committee of Ministers of the Constitution, Economic Union in the Canadian Federation- A Positive Approach

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Powers over the Economy — Securing the Canadian Economic Union in the Constitution

Click here to view the original document (PDF). DOCUMENT: 830-83/003 POWERS OVER THE ECONOMY: SECURING THE CANADIAN ECONOMIC UNION IN THE CONSTITUTION DISCUSSION PAPER SUBMITTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN Continuing Committee of Ministers on the Constitution Vancouver, B.C. July 22-25, 1980 [Page 1] POWERS OVER THE ECONOMY: SECURING THE CANADIAN ECONOMIC UNION IN THE CONSTITUTION 1. INTRODUCTION Our objectives with this document are: – to review briefly the “economic union” problem and solution as suggested by the Federal Government; – to outline our general concerns with the approach being… Read more Powers over the Economy — Securing the Canadian Economic Union in the Constitution

Powers over the Economy: Options Submitted for Consideration by the Government of Canada to Safeguard the Canadian Economic Union in the Constitution

Click here to view the original document (PDF). [Page 1] DOCUMENT: 830-82/007 POWERS OVER THE ECONOMY: OPTIONS SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TO SAFEGUARD THE CANADIAN ECONOMIC UNION IN THE CONSTITUTION In a Discussion Paper submitted to the Continuing Committee of Ministers on the Constitution on July 9, 1980(1), the Government of Canada outlined three techniques which could be used to safeguard the Canadian economic union in the Constitution: (i) entrenching the mobility rights of citizens in the proposed Charter of Rights; (ii) subjecting the exercise of… Read more Powers over the Economy: Options Submitted for Consideration by the Government of Canada to Safeguard the Canadian Economic Union in the Constitution

House of Commons Debates, Input of Native Groups in Discussions

Click here to view the original document (PDF). COMMONS DEBATES — July 15, 1980 THE CONSTITUTION INPUT OF NATIVE GROUPS IN DISCUSSIONS [Page 2912] Hon. Jake Epp (Provencher): Madam Speaker, I would like to direct my question to the Prime Minister. Given the numerous representations which the government has received from various native groups, the FFHQ and others, for meaningful input into the current constitutional process, has the government now decided on an appropriate means to ensure that the special concerns of groups such as these will be heard in… Read more House of Commons Debates, Input of Native Groups in Discussions

House of Commons Debates, Religious Faiths of Successors to the Queen

Click here to view the original document (PDF). COMMONS DEBATES — July 11, 1980 [Page 2790] THE CONSTITUTION RELIGIOUS FAITHS OF SUCCESSORS TO QUEEN—MOTION UNDER S.O. 43 Mr. Hal Herbert (Vaudreuil): Madam Speaker, I rise to present a motion under Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, the urgency being the fact that the British Parliament is about to consider a matter affecting this country. I move, seconded by the hon. member for York South-Weston (Mrs. Appolloni): That the new and first made-in-Canada constitution reinforce its… Read more House of Commons Debates, Religious Faiths of Successors to the Queen

Securing the Canadian economic union in the Constitution

Click here to view the original document (PDF). The Honourable Jean Chretien Minister of Justice of Canada Discussion paper published by the Government of Canada © Minister of Supply and Services Canada 1980 Cat. No. CP 45-11/1980 ISBN 0-662-50949-8 [Page iii] Table of contents Page Preface v Chapter 1. An economic union 1 Chapter 2. Arrangements between states 7 2.1 The international trading system—GATT 8 2.2 An economic community of sovereign states—EEC 10 Chapter 3. Other federations 13 3.1 United States 13 3.2 Australia 14 3.3 The Federal Republic of… Read more Securing the Canadian economic union in the Constitution

First Ministers, Continuing Committee of Ministers on the Constitution, Statement by the Hon. Jean Chretien – Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Click here to view the original document (PDF). DOCUMENT: 830-81/025 Montreal, July 9, 1980 STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE JEAN CHRETIEN CONTINUING COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS ON THE CONSTITUTION CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS I would like to speak briefly to each of the rights which have been included in a draft of the Charter which I will leave with you following this statement. Also, I wish to put before you my own views as to why it is necessary to entrench these rights rather than leave the protection of each Canadian’s… Read more First Ministers, Continuing Committee of Ministers on the Constitution, Statement by the Hon. Jean Chretien – Charter of Rights and Freedoms