LEC7 - 13/10/2011 13:14:00 The Quest for Constitutional...

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13/10/2011 13:14:00 The Quest for Constitutional Change Began in the late 1960s and consisted of two types: The Trudeau vision   centralized, charter of rights and freedoms, equalization Quebec’s two-nations vision  decentralized 1982   constitutional change, the creation of the Charter of rights and freedoms,  recognition of aboriginal rights - enacting this change was difficult, because many provinces opposed its centralizing  nature (it would make it more difficult for provinces to make changes freely  finally all  but Quebec agreed) - political fallout began due to Quebec refusing the charter 1984  conservative gets a majority government with the promise to include Quebec  (national reconciliation) Quebec’s conditions: -opting out of shared cost programs -guaranteeing 3 Quebec judges in the Supreme Court -provincial input into Supreme Court nomination -veto on constitutional change -recognition of Quebec as a distinct society
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course POL 2107 taught by Professor Bourgault during the Spring '08 term at University of Ottawa.

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LEC7 - 13/10/2011 13:14:00 The Quest for Constitutional...

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