Memorandum from Mary E. Macdonald [Re: Your July 17th Memo To The P.M. “Patriation of the constitution: “constitutional guarantees” for French Canada] to R.G. Robertson (29 July 1975)
By: Mary E. Macdonald
Citation: Memorandum from Marry E. Macdonald to R.G. Robertson (29 July 1975).
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Office of The Prime Minister
Cabinet du Premier Ministre
July 29, 1975.
MEMORANDUM FOR R.G. ROBERTSON
Secretary to the Cabinet
(Federal Provincial Relations)
FROM: Mary E. Macdonald
RE: YOUR JULY 17TH MEMO TO THE P.M.
“Patriation of the constitution:
“constitutional guarantees” for
The Prime Minister has commented as follows:
Page 1 – A.
Page 1 – B
Page 1 – C
“I am still not convinced”
Page 2 – Para. 1 – French version of this text prepared
Page 3 – Para. 4 – Article 1
“We probably could delete the 2nd half of Article
(1) which was only added to protect Bennett & Co.
Not now needed since we are only talking of
Page 3 – Para. 5 -Probably need to add a clause to the first
article of the draft…
Page 4 – Para. 1
“We could even keep in reserve the possibility
of adding here art. 10 of app. 2 (other languages)
Page 4 – The next stage
“Last week he told me he would like to discuss
progress sometime in August; he said he had
been speaking to Ryan and had some ideas!
I hesistate to see him alone, unless somebody like
Chouinard had had time to explain what we are doing
to him. But I will see.”