Canada, Senate Debates, “Statement by Premier of Saskatchewan”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (28 October 1980)
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, Senate Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 981.
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SENATE DEBATES — October 28, 1980
MEETING OF CANADIAN CABINET MINISTERS WITH BRITISH
Hon. Martial Asselin: Honourable senators, I would like to put a question to the government leader. When the two ministers of the federal government, Mr. Roberts and Mr. MacGuigan, went to London to meet with representatives of the British government, was there during the discussions a recommendation made by the British Prime Minister to the effect that the Address presented by the Parliament of Canada would be acceptable if the said Address did not contain a Charter of Rights?
Senator Perrault: Honourable senators, I must take that question as notice. As far as my understanding goes, I do not know whether that was discussed.
STATEMENT BY PREMIER OF SASKATCHEWAN
Hon. Duff Roblin (Deputy Leader of the Opposition): I should like to ask the Leader of the Government in this house a question in connection with the statement made last night by the Premier of Saskatchewan, in which he indicated several factors of concern to him in the present constitutional package, and on which he expressed an opinion that varied somewhat from the policy so far laid down. Is it the intention of the Government of Canada to respond publicly to Mr. Blakeney’s initiatives in this respect.
Hon. Raymond J. Perrault (Leader of the Government): That question will be taken as notice.