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Month: March 1981

House of Commons Debates, The Constitution, Ruling by Supreme Court of Newfoundland on Constitutional Resolution

Click here to view the original document (PDF). COMMONS DEBATES — March 31, 1981 [Page 8782] THE CONSTITUTION RULING BY SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND ON CONSTITUTIONAL RESOLUTION—MOTION UNDER S.O. 43 Hon. James A. McGrath (St. John’s East): Madam Speaker, today is the thirty-second anniversary of the dominion of Newfoundland becoming a province of Canada. It is not without coincidence that the Appeal Division of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland at twelve o’clock today brought down a unanimous ruling upholding the position of six provinces on the government’s joint constitutional resolution… Read more House of Commons Debates, The Constitution, Ruling by Supreme Court of Newfoundland on Constitutional Resolution

House of Commons Debates, Privilege- Mr. McGrath- The Constitution- Decision of Newfoundland Court Appeal

Click here to view the original document (PDF). COMMONS DEBATES — March 31, 1981 PRIVILEGE MR. McGRATH—THE CONSTITUTION—DECISION OF NEWFOUNDLAND COURT OF APPEAL [Page 8795] Hon. James A. McGrath (St. John’s East): Madam Speaker, I am very conscious of your ruling today on the point of order raised a few days ago by the Right Hon. Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Clark). I want to impress upon Your Honour at the outset that my question of privilege raises a whole new point. It does not attempt to go over the… Read more House of Commons Debates, Privilege- Mr. McGrath- The Constitution- Decision of Newfoundland Court Appeal

Senate Debates- The Constitution- Effect of Judgment of Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Click here to view the original document (PDF). SENATE DEBATES — March 31, 1981 [Page 2184] THE CONSTITUTION EFFECT OF JUDGMENT OF SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND Hon. Jacques Flynn (Leader of the Opposition): Honourable senators will not be surprised that I have for the Leader of the Government in the Senate a question on the judgment rendered today by the Supreme Court of Newfoundland. My first question is: Has the government decided to alter its course of action with regard to the constitutional package? More specifically, has the government decided… Read more Senate Debates- The Constitution- Effect of Judgment of Supreme Court of Newfoundland

House of Commons Debates, The Constitution, Ruling by Supreme Court of Newfoundland on Constitutional Resolution- Government Position

Click here to view the original document (PDF). COMMONS DEBATES — March 31, 1981 [Page 8785] THE CONSTITUTION RULING BY SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND ON CONSTITUTIONAL RESOLUTION—GOVERNMENT POSITION Right Hon. Joe Clark (Leader of the Opposition): Madam Speaker, my question is for the Prime Minister, who will know that the Newfoundland Supreme Court today ruled unanimously that the federal government—and I wish to quote from the ruling—”has . . . no authority to request an amendment that would directly alter provisions of the British North America Act affecting federal-provincial relations… Read more House of Commons Debates, The Constitution, Ruling by Supreme Court of Newfoundland on Constitutional Resolution- Government Position

House of Commons Debates, Point of Order, Mr. Clark- The Constitution- Appeal to Supreme Court- Propriety of Parliamentary Consideration of Resolution

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House of Commons Debates, The Constitution, Announcement of Supreme Court Hearing- Request for Withdrawal of Constitutional Resolutiion from Consideration by Parliament

Click here to view the original document (PDF). COMMONS DEBATES — March 27, 1981 THE CONSTITUTION ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUPREME COURT HEARING—REQUEST FOR WITHDRAWAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL RESOLUTION FROM CONSIDERATION BY PARLIAMENT [Page 8685] Right Hon. Joe Clark (Leader of the Opposition): Madam Speaker, through the Chair I would like to direct a question to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister will know that the Supreme Court of Canada has now set April 28 as the date on [Page 8686] which it will begin to consider whether the government’s constitutional resolution is… Read more House of Commons Debates, The Constitution, Announcement of Supreme Court Hearing- Request for Withdrawal of Constitutional Resolutiion from Consideration by Parliament

Senate Debates- The Constitution- Motion for an Address to Her Majesty the Queen- Debate Continued

Click here to view the original document (PDF). SENATE DEBATES — March 26, 1981 [Page 2174] THE CONSTITUTION MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS TO HER MAJESTY—DEBATE CONTINUED The Senate resumed from yesterday the debate on the motion of Senator Perrault that an Address be presented to Her Majesty the Queen respecting the Constitution of Canada. Hon. Paul Yuzyk: Honourable senators, I intend to introduce an amendment to this resolution at the end of my speech. Honourable senators, in the debate on the proposed resolution for a Joint Address to Her Majesty… Read more Senate Debates- The Constitution- Motion for an Address to Her Majesty the Queen- Debate Continued

Senate Debates- The Constitution- Meeting of Provincial Premiers- Tentative Agreement on Amending Formula

Click here to view the original document (PDF). SENATE DEBATES — March 25, 1981 [Page 2142] THE CONSTITUTION MEETING OF PROVINCIAL PREMIERS—TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON AMENDING FORMULA Hon. Jacques Flynn (Leader of the Opposition): Honourable senators, I have a question for the Leader of the Government, and, depending on his answer, I suppose the deputy leader might say that something dramatic has happened which has led to a decision not to sit at other than our usual hours. It is reported that the representatives of the eight provincial governments opposing the… Read more Senate Debates- The Constitution- Meeting of Provincial Premiers- Tentative Agreement on Amending Formula