Letter from Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau to Premier Alexander B. Campbell

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November 14, 1975

My dear Premier:

Thank you for your letter of October 20, 1975, in which you assured me of the complete co-operation of the Government of Prince Edward Island in proceeding with despatch towards the patriation of the British North America Act.

I understand that Mr. Gordon Robertson met with you in early July to discuss this matter. It is also my understanding that you informed Mr. Robertson that you were prepared to proceed with patriation of the amending formula agreed upon at Victoria, that you were favourably disposed towards constitutional guarantees for the French language and culture, and that you would prefer to have the Victoria provisions for the Supreme Court included. You also noted that you would like to see something on regional disparities included, preferably

The Honourable Alexander B. Campbell, P.C., Q.C.
Premier of Prince Edward Island
Provincial Building
Charlottetown, P.E.I.

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something stronger than Part VII of the Victoria Charter. Mr. Robertson explained the difficulties of going beyond the provisions in the Victoria Charter.

I am grateful for your support and look forward to writing to you again in the near future about subsequent developments with respect to patriation. It is more than likely there will be an occasion, as you suggest, for Mr. Robertson to pursue the question with you again.


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