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Canada Bill, 1980-12 - 1982-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/28

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, mainly with the Canadian general public, on the Canada Bill to patriate the Canadian constitution. Correspondents include: Sir Bernard Braine, on proposing an amendment to delay the bill and opposition from Quebec and the Indian peoples of Canada (4); Christopher Price; J H McKibben, Agent General in Britain for Alberta, thanking JEP for his help with the new constitution (2); Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister; Gilles Loiselle, Agent-General for Quebec in Britain, on Quebec's rejection of the constitution and Britain's constitutional responsibilities (5); Donald Smith, Agent-General for Nova Scotia in Britain, thanking JEP for his support (2); Jean Casselman Wadds, Canadian High Commissioner to Britain (4); Jeremy Akerman, Executive Director for Intergovernmental Affairs, Nova Scotia (2); Garde Gardom, Minister of Intergovernmental Relations, British Columbia, on opposition to the new constitution; William Bennett, Premier of British Columbia; Jonathan Aitken.

Also includes: articles and press cuttings on Canada's new constitution; results of Canadian poll on the constitutional question; copy of the Constitutional Accord: Canadian patriation plan, and amending formula for the constitution of Canada; briefs on legal challenges to the new constitution and the Canadian Supreme Court hearings, the House of Commons Select Committee on Foreign Affairs report on the British North America Acts and the nature of Canadian federalism; paper on Britain's role in the amendment of the constitution; text of a speech by M MacGuigan, Canadian Secretary of State for External Affairs, on the House of Commons Select Committee on Foreign Affairs report on the British North America Acts; official reports of the British Columbia legislative assembly; copy of submission by William Bennett, Premier of British Columbia, to the Special Joint Committee on the Constitution of Canada; memorandum by Professor [Henry] William Wade on the role of the British Parliament in the amendment of the Canadian constitution.


  • Creation: 1980-12 - 1982-06

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File 290

Finding aid date

2002-06-26 16:56:38+00:00

Repository Details

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