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Constitutional Continuity: Bill C-60 & Canadian History

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Highlights of the Constitutional Amendment Bill

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Highlights of the Constitutional Amendment Bill 1978 Office of The Prime Minister Cabinet du Premier Ministre PRIME MINISTER INTRODUCES BILL TO AMEND CANADIAN CONSTITUTION Prime Minister Trudeau has introduced a bill in the House of Commons to implement proposed changes in the Consti- tution of Canada, as promised in last week’s policy paper entitled A Time for Action. Constitutional reform is to be carried out in two phases: Phase I will cover matters under federal jurisdiction and Phase II will cover areas… Read more Highlights of the Constitutional Amendment Bill

Some Problems Raised by the Constitutional Amendment Bill (C-60)

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What is British Columbia’s Position on the Constitution of Canada?

Click here to view the original document (PDF). What Is British Columbia’s Position On the Constitution of Canada? November 1976 Victoria, British Columbia What Is British Columbia’s Position On the Constitution of Canada? Presented by HON. WILLIAM R. BENNETT PREMIER OF BRITISH COLUMBIA November 1976 Victoria, B.C. FOREWORD The Government of British Colum- bia is fully committed to the concept of a united Canada and to the basic principles of the Canadian Federation. Canada, one nation, from Atlantic to Paci?c, comprised of ?ve regions each with its own strengths and… Read more What is British Columbia’s Position on the Constitution of Canada?

Draft – Form for a Proclamation of the Governor General

Click here to view the original document (PDF). D R A F T CONFIDENTIAL November 10th, 1975. Form for a Proclamation of the Governor General Whereas it is fitting that it should be possible to amend the Constitution of Canada in all respects by action of the appropriate instrumentalities of government in Canada acting separately or in concert as may best suit the matter in question; And whereas it is desirable to make more specific provision respecting the constitutional status of the English and French languages in Canada and to… Read more Draft – Form for a Proclamation of the Governor General

Draft – Form for a Proclamation of the Governor General

Click here to view the original document (PDF). D R A F T CONFIDENTIAL October 30th, 1975. Form for a Proclamation of the Governor General Whereas it is fitting that it should be possible to amend the Constitution of Canada in all respects by action of the appropriate instrumentalities of government in Canada acting separately or in concert as may best suit the matter in question; And whereas it is desirable to make more specific provision respecting the constitutional status of the English and French languages in Canada and to… Read more Draft – Form for a Proclamation of the Governor General

Note on Regina Meeting of August 7, 1975 on Patriation of Constitution

Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL August 8, 1975. REGINA – August 7, 1975 Present: Premier Blakeney; Ken Lysyk (Deputy Attorney General), Bill Haney, R.G.R. The meeting took place in the Premier’s office from 11 to 12.20. I introduced the subject with an outline of the interviews that I had had with the various Premiers to that date. I then invited Premier Blakeney to raise any questions on which he would like to have further information and said I would welcome hearing his views. Discussion Premier Blakeney… Read more Note on Regina Meeting of August 7, 1975 on Patriation of Constitution

Extract from transcript of the Prime Minister’s Press Conference- Constitutional Review

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Extract from transcript of the Prlme Minister’s Press Conference – August 7 1975 CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW Extract from transcript of the Prime Minister’s Press Conference – Au ust 7 1975 CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW Q: Monsieur le Premier ministre, M. Bourassa indiquait il y a quelques semaines son intention de rouvrir le dossier cons- titutionel. De votre côté est-ce que vous seriez prêt à faire la même chose. Quand et sur quelle base reprendriez-vous les pour- parlers sur la Constitution? R: Eh bien, comme je… Read more Extract from transcript of the Prime Minister’s Press Conference- Constitutional Review