Canada, Senate Debates, “References to Appeal Courts by Provincial Governments”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (18 February 1981)
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Citation: Canada, Senate Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1981 at 1756.
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SENATE DEBATES — February 18, 1981
REFERENCES TO APPEAL COURTS BY PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS
Hon. Raymond J. Perrault (Leader of the Government): Honourable senators, I have a delayed answer to a question asked on January 13 by Senator Roblin regarding the reference of the government’s constitutional proposals to appeal courts.
As I stated earlier to the honourable senator, the government intends to continue with its announced schedule. I might add, however, that the government is encouraged by the recent decision of the Manitoba Court of Appeal in this matter, and is naturally interested in the outcome of various other court cases.
Hon. Jacques Flynn (Leader of the Opposition): You mean the government is not discouraged.
Senator Perrault: Honourable senators, the government is made up of inveterate optimists.