Telex from Gerald Ottenheimer (NFLD) to Jean Chrétien re Proposed Constitutional Changes (19 November 1981)
By: Gerald Ottenheimer, Government of Newfoundland
Citation: Telex from Gerald Ottenheimer (NFLD) to Jean Chrétien (19 November 1981).
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TELTEX B OTTAWA
NOVEMBER 19, 1981
HONOURABLE JEAN CHRETIEN
MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND ATTORNEY
GENERAL OF CANADA
HOUSE OF COMMONS
I wish to advise your, on behalf of the Government of Newfoundland, that the revised draft of the constitutional resolution is acceptable to this government, with the following provision:
1. That every attempt be made to gain the agreement of the signatories to the constitutional accord to the retention of section 28 as contained in the original resolution, without any right to override its provisions by an act of parliament or legislature.
2. That the consent of the government of Manitoba be obtained to the wording of section 58, which provides for the coming into force in Manitoba fo the Minority language rights contained in section 23.
Gerald R. Ottenheimer
Minister of Justice and Attorney General.
Teltex B Ott