Category: Letters, Memoranda, Interviews

Memorandum from James Ross Hurley [The Thorson Proposal for Article 40] to Mr. R.G. Robertson (6 November 1975)

Document Information Date: 1975-11-06 By: R.G. Robertson Citation: Memorandum from James Ross Hurley to Mr. R.G. Robertson (6 November 1975). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). *This document contains handwritten notes. Please consult the PDF to view them.* Confidential Memorandum for Mr. R.G. Robertson c.c.: Mr. F.A.G. Carter Mr. P. Jodouin Mrs. B.J. Reed The Thorson Proposal for Article 40 This formulation would appear more acceptable than the earlier suggestions from Justice and should satisfy both Judge Chouinard and the Prime Minister. The following comments may… Read more Memorandum from James Ross Hurley [The Thorson Proposal for Article 40] to Mr. R.G. Robertson (6 November 1975)

Memorandum from Barbara Reed [Re: Patriation] to Mr. Robertson (6 November 1975)

Document Information Date: 1975-11-06 By: Barbara Reed Citation: Memorandum from Barbara Reed to Mr. Robertson (6 November 1975). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL November 6th, 1975. MEMORANDUM TO MR. ROBERTSON Re: Patriation Attached are copies in French and English of the latest version of Article 40. Barbara Reed Attachs. (2) cc: Mr. Carter Mr. Jodouin Mr. Hurley CONFIDENTIAL November 6th, 1975. DRAFT ARTICLE 40 Art. 40(1) In order to ensure a greater harmony of action by governments, and especially in order to reduce the… Read more Memorandum from Barbara Reed [Re: Patriation] to Mr. Robertson (6 November 1975)

Memorandum from Mary Macdonald [Re: Your memorandum to the Prime Minister, October 31, 1975: “Further steps re patriation of the constitution”] to R.G. Robertson (3 November 1975)

Document Information Date: 1975-11-03 By: Mary Macdonald Citation: Memorandum from Mary Macdonald to R.G. Robertson (3 November 1975). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL November 3, 1975 MEMORANDUM FOR R.G.R. ROBERTSON From: Mary Macdonald Re: Your memorandum to the Prime Minister, October 31, 1975: “Further steps re patriation of the constitution” The Prime Minister has made the following comments: Page 3; (b) “O.K.” Page 3, Article 5 “On reflection, I think this is sufficient.” Page 4, Discussion with Mr. Bourassa “This will have to be… Read more Memorandum from Mary Macdonald [Re: Your memorandum to the Prime Minister, October 31, 1975: “Further steps re patriation of the constitution”] to R.G. Robertson (3 November 1975)

Memorandum from James Ross Hurley [Meeting with Judge Chouinard on the Form for a Proclamation Quebec, October 31st, 1975] to R.G. Robertson (3 November 1975)

Document Information Date: 1975-11-03 By: James Ross Hurley Citation: Memorandum from James Ross Hurley to R.G. Robertson (3 November 1975). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL November 3, 1975 MEMORANDUM FOR MR. R.G. ROBERTSON cc: Mr. F.A.G. Carter Mr. P. Jodouin Mrs. B.J.Reed Meeting with Judge Chouinard on the Form for a Proclamation Quebec, October 31st, 1975 As agreed, I met with Judge Chouinard at the Palais de Justice in Quebec on Friday, October 31st, 1975, and gave him a copy in French and in… Read more Memorandum from James Ross Hurley [Meeting with Judge Chouinard on the Form for a Proclamation Quebec, October 31st, 1975] to R.G. Robertson (3 November 1975)

Memorandum from R.G. Robertson [Further steps re patriation of the constitution] to the Prime Minister (31 October 1975)

Document Information Date: 1975-10-31 By: R.G. Robertson Citation: Memorandum from R.G. Robertson to the Prime Minister (31 October 1975). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL October 31st, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRIME MINISTER: Further steps re patriation of the constitution Since our conversation at lunch on Wednesday, I have spoken on the telephone to Chouinard about the final adjustments made, pursuant to your notes on my memorandum of October 23rd, in the draft proclamation and made very clear to him that the addition of a… Read more Memorandum from R.G. Robertson [Further steps re patriation of the constitution] to the Prime Minister (31 October 1975)

Memorandum from James Ross Hurley [Further Action on Patriation] to Mr. R.G. Robertson (29 October 1975)

Document Information Date: 1975-10-29 By: James Ross Hurley Citation: Memorandum from James Ross Hurley to Mr. R.G. Robertson (29 October 1975). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). *This document contains handwritten notes. Please consult PDF to view them.* CONFIDENTIAL October 29, 1975 MEMORANDUM FOR MR. R.G. ROBERTSON cc: Mr. F.A.G. Carter Mr. P. Jodouin Mrs. B.J. Reed Further Action on Patriation Mrs. Reed and I had a brief conversation yesterday morning about further action on patriation. She will have a meeting early Wednesday afternoon with Mr.… Read more Memorandum from James Ross Hurley [Further Action on Patriation] to Mr. R.G. Robertson (29 October 1975)

Memorandum from Barbara Reed [Re: Six-Month Time Limit in Supreme Court Article 30(2) of the Victoria Charter] to Mr. Robertson (29 October 1975)

Document Information Date: 1975-10-29 By: Barbara Reed Citation: Memorandum from Barbara Reed to Mr. Robertson (29 October 1975). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). *There are handwritten notes on this document. Please consult PDF to view them. CONFIDENTIAL October 29th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR MR. ROBERTSON Re: Six-Month Time Limit in Supreme Court Article 30(2) of the Victoria Charter The verbatim transcript discloses (pp. 433-34) that the procedure outlined in 30(2) was devised at Victoria to deal with the unlikely situation where a province might attempt to… Read more Memorandum from Barbara Reed [Re: Six-Month Time Limit in Supreme Court Article 30(2) of the Victoria Charter] to Mr. Robertson (29 October 1975)

Memorandum from James Ross Hurley [The Patriation Exercise: A Tally of the Points Raised by Mr. Chouinard and the Reactions of the Prime Minister] to Mr. R.G. Robertson (29 October 1975)

Document Information Date: 1975-10-29 By: James Ross Hurley Citation: Memorandum from James Ross Hurley to Mr. R.G. Robertson (29 October 1975). Other formats: Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL October 29, 1975 MEMORANDUM FOR MR. R.G. ROBERTSON cc: Mr. F.A.G. Carter Mr. P. Jodouin Mrs. B.J. Reed The Patriation Exercise: A Tally of the Points Raised by Mr. Chouinard and the Reactions of the Prime Minister 1. Points Raised by Mr. Chouinard On October 8th, 1975, Mr. Chouinard conveyed to you, by telephone, the reactions of Mr.… Read more Memorandum from James Ross Hurley [The Patriation Exercise: A Tally of the Points Raised by Mr. Chouinard and the Reactions of the Prime Minister] to Mr. R.G. Robertson (29 October 1975)