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Canadian annual review of politics and public affairs. 1982 / edited by R. B. Byers.

Author/Creator:
Byers, R.B., author., Author,
Publication:
Toronto, [Ontario] ; Buffalo, [New York] ; London, [England] : University of Toronto Press, 1984.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (369 p.)
Series:
Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs
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Subjects:
Canada -- Politics and government -- 1945-.
Canada -- Foreign relations -- 1945-.
Canada -- Economic conditions -- 1945-.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Canada passed a major political milestone in 1982 with the patriation of its constitution. There were two snags that held up the passage of the Canada Act in the British Parliament: the challenge from Quebec that the accord was unconstitutional since it negated Quebec's right to veto any constitutional change, and the objection of native groups that Britain retained responsibility for treaty rights and could not approve a bill that violated those rights. However, the third reading of the bill was approved 25 March. Britain had relinquished its responsibility for Canadian constitutional law.Economic matters preoccupied Parliament and the Canadian people for much of the year, beginning with legislation neede to give effect to the budget introduced by Finance Minister Allan MacEachen the previous November. When the budget was widely criticized, the government introduced a new budget in June introducing voluntary wage and price guidelines - the 'six and five' campaign.For two weeks in March, Parliament has an unplanned recess when Conservative members kept the House of Commons waiting for an adjournment vote in protest over the government's introduction of energy legislation in the form of an omnibus bill.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Contributors
Canadian calendar, 1982
Editor's introduction
Parliament and politics
Ottawa and the Provinces
The national economy
External affairs and defence
Editor's introduction
Ontario
Quebec
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Manitoba
British Columbia
Prince Edward Island
Saskatchewan
Alberta
Newfoundland and Labrador
The Yukon
The Northwest Territories
Obituaries 1982
Acknowledgments
Index of names
Index of subjects
Notes:
Includes indexes.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed September 23, 2016).
Contributor:
Byers, R. B., editor.
ISBN:
1-282-00985-0
9786612009853
1-4426-7196-3
OCLC:
944178332
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442671966 doi