Letter from Premier Frank D. Moores to the Right Honourable Pierre Elliot Trudeau (28 August 1975)
By: Premier Frank D. Moores
Citation: Letter from Premier Frank D. Moores to the Right Honourable Pierre Elliot Trudeau (28 August 1975).
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Letter to the Right Honourable Pierre Elliot Trudeau
GOVERNMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
August 28, 1975
The Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau,
Prime Minister of Canada,
My dear Prime Minister:
One of the items on the agenda at the Premiers Conference on August 21 and 22, 1975 was the Future of Federal-Provincial Responsibilities. This included a discussion of the patriation of the Constitution and I thought it would be helpful to inform you of the substance of this discussion.
While all the Premiers agreed that the patriation was a desirable objective, it was generally felt that this issue should be dealt with in the con- text of a more general review of such aspects as the distribution of powers, control of resources, and other related matters. As Chairman of the Conference, I was asked to canvass the Provinces over the next few months to obtain their detailed views and to report back to next year’s Premiers Conference on this matter.
Frank D. Moores,
Premier of Newfoundland &
Chairman of the 16th Annual
cc All Premiers