Patriation and Its Consequences

Patriation and Its Consequences

Constitution Making in Canada

Book - 2015
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Few moments in Canadian history are as intriguing as the political battle between Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and the "Gang of Eight" provincial premiers who opposed his plans to "patriate" Canada's constitution from Britain. Patriation and Its Consequences revisits these constitutional negotiations, including the personalities, visions, and political struggles that shaped the resulting constitutional agreement. Focusing on the players behind the process, as well as First Nations and feminist activists, this volume explores the long shadow of patriation: the alienation of Quebec, the character of Canadian federalism, Aboriginal treaty rights, and the struggle to ensure gender equality.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780774828628
0774828625
Branch Call Number: 342.71029 P29h
Characteristics: ix, 342 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Harder, Lois 1966-
Patten, Steve 1961-

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