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Month: October 1980

House of Commons Debates- The Constitution- Patriation- Communication with the United Kingdom Government

Click here to view the original document (PDF). COMMONS DEBATES — October 31, 1980 [Page 4300] THE CONSTITUTION PATRIATION—REPORTED COMMUNICATIONS WITH UNITED KINGDOM GOVERNMENT Hon. Flora MacDonald (Kingston and the Islands): Madam Speaker, my question is addressed to the Prime Minister. I would like to ask him to confirm reports emanating from both London and from officials in Ottawa today that the government House leader has been in touch with ltis counterpart in the United Kingdom, Mr. Norman St. John-Stevas, concerning a scaling down of the Canadian government’s proposals so… Read more House of Commons Debates- The Constitution- Patriation- Communication with the United Kingdom Government

Senate Debates- The Constitution- Motion to Appoint Special Joint Committee- Motion in Amendment- Debate Continued

Click here to view the original document (PDF). SENATE DEBATES — October 30, 1980 [Page 1083] THE CONSTITUTION MOTION TO APOINT SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE—MOTION IN AMENDMENT—DEBATE CONTINUED The Senate resumed the debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Perrault: That the Senate do unite with the House of Commons in the appointment of a Special Joint Committee to consider and report upon the document entitled “Proposed Resolution for a Joint Address to Her Majesty the Queen respecting the Constitution of Canada” published by the Government on October 2, 1980,… Read more Senate Debates- The Constitution- Motion to Appoint Special Joint Committee- Motion in Amendment- Debate Continued

Senate Debates- The Constitution- Motion to Appoint Special Joint Committee- Debate Continued

Click here to view the original document (PDF). SENATE DEBATES—October 30, 1980 [Page 1048] THE CONSTITUTION MOTION TO APPOINT SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE—DEBATE CONTINUED The Senate resumed from yesterday the debate on the motion of Senator Perrault: That the Senate do unite with the House of Commons in the appointment of a Special Joint Committee to consider and report upon the document entitled “Proposed Resolution for a Joint Address to Her Majesty the Queen respecting the Constitution of Canada” published by the Government on October 2, 1980, and to recommend in… Read more Senate Debates- The Constitution- Motion to Appoint Special Joint Committee- Debate Continued

House of Commons Debates- The Constitution- Patriation- Reported Position of United Kingdom Government

Click here to view the original document (PDF). COMMONS DEBATES — October 30, 1980 [Page 4243] THE CONSTITUTION PATRIATION—REPORTED POSITION OF UNITED KINGDOM GOVERNMENT Right Hon. Joe Clark (Leader of the Opposition): Madam Speaker, I have a question for the Secretary of State for External Affairs that flows out of the possibility that new difficulties have arisen in the government’s attempt to have Britain decide constitutional questions which Canada should decide here in Canada. The Secretary of State will know from British news reports that the British government does not… Read more House of Commons Debates- The Constitution- Patriation- Reported Position of United Kingdom Government

Senate Debates- The Constitution- Motion to Appoint Special Joint Committee- Debate Continued

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Senate Debates- The Constitution Debate- Statement by Premier of Saskatchewan

Click here to view the original document (PDF). SENATE DEBATES — October 29, 1980 [Page 1015] THE CONSTITUTION DEBATE STATEMENT BY PREMIER OF SASKATCHEWAN Honl Raymond J. Perrault (Leader of the Government): Honourable senators, I have an answer to the question asked by Senator Roblin on October 28 regarding the governrnent’s response to Premier Blakeney’s concerns about the constitutional package. The Right Honourable the Prime Minister will be speaking in Regina this evening and meeting personally with Premier Blakeney tomorrow. He will respond to Mr. Blakeney’s concerns at that time.… Read more Senate Debates- The Constitution Debate- Statement by Premier of Saskatchewan

Senate Debates- The Constitution- Proposed Special Joint Committee- Witnesses

Click here to view the original document (PDF). SENATE DEBATES — October 29, 1980 [Page 1014] THE CONSTITUTION PROPOSED SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE—WITNESSES Hon. Orville H. Phillips: Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. It arises out of my question of privilege earlier concerning the Special Joint Committee on the Constitution. The members mentioned in the message from the House of Commons received earlier today have now received a request from the honourable member for High Park to appear before that committee as a… Read more Senate Debates- The Constitution- Proposed Special Joint Committee- Witnesses

Senate Debates- Meeting of Canadian Cabinet Ministers with British Prime Minister

Click here to view the original document (PDF). SENATE DEBATES — October 28, 1980 MEETING OF CANADIAN CABINET MINISTERS WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER [Page 981] [Translation] Hon. Martial Asselin: Honourable senators, I would like to put a question to the government leader. When the two ministers of the federal government, Mr. Roberts and Mr. MacGuigan, went to London to meet with representatives of the British government, was there during the discussions a recommendation made by the British Prime Minister to the effect that the Address presented by the Parliament of… Read more Senate Debates- Meeting of Canadian Cabinet Ministers with British Prime Minister