Letter to the Right Honourable Pierre Trudeau

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PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN

OFFICE OF THE PREMIER
REGINA
S4S 0B3

May 13, 1975.

The Right Honourable Pierre Trudeau,
P.C., Q.C., M.P.,
Prime Minister of Canada,
House of Commons,
Ottawa, Ontario.

My dear Prime Minister:

This is further to your letter of April 19, 1975.

The Government of Saskatchewan agrees with the idea of “patriating” the British North America Act. We would think that the document referred to as the Victoria Charter would be a useful basis for discussion. As you know the Government of Saskatchewan has not expressed a view on the proposals contained in the Victoria Charter. It will be recalled that Mr. Thatcher’s government did not express a view on the document because an election was in progress. There was a change in government and before the matter was dealt with by the new government events made further consideration of it redundant. We would wish a full discussion of the amending formula as, I suspect, might some other provinces. In any case we would be pleased to enter into discussions with a view to arriving at a formula accepted by all parties.

We will welcome Mr. Robertson at a mutually convenient time.

Yours sincerely,

Allan Blakeney,
Premier.

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