Canada, Senate Debates, “Patriation—Government Reaction to Result of Gallup Poll”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (17 December 1980)
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Citation: Canada, Senate Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 1475.
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SENATE DEBATES — December 17, 1980
PATRIATION—GOVERNMENT REACTION TO RESULT OF GALLUP POLL
Hon. Raymond J. Perrault (Leader of the Government): Honourable senators, I now have the answer to a question asked by Senator Asselin on December 10 concerning a possible meeting with the provinces to come to some agreement on an amending formula.
The government sees no reason for a meeting with the provinces at this time. The government gave an indication of what it was proposing to the provinces in May, after the Quebec referendum The premiers had the texts in front of them all summer. Those who disagree with the constitutional package have had ample opportunity to say so during the summer negotiations, the First Ministers’ Conference, and before the Special Joint Committee on the Constitution.
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