Canadian Constitutional Issues
The Special Joint Committee of the Canadian House of Commons and Senate on a Renewed Canada held a hearing in Ottawa, Canada, to hear… read more
The Special Joint Committee of the Canadian House of Commons and Senate on a Renewed Canada held a hearing in Ottawa, Canada, to hear testimony on the Canadian government’s constitutional reform package labelled, “Shaping Canada Together.” The constitutional reform legislation would decentralize the Canadian government to accommodate the independent leanings of the province of Quebec, whose movement for independence was defeated in 1990 with the defeat of the Meech Lake Accords. Translation of statements made in French was by voiceover. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Caroline Andrew Representative National Consortum of Scientific Societ.
- Iris Craig Representative Professional Inst. of Public Serv. Canad
- Gordon Robertson Secretary Canada->Cabinet
- David Shugarman Professor York University->Political Science
Shaping The Future of Canada
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Meech Lake Accord
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