Struggling For Self-Mastery Trudeau plots constitutional reform and possibly an election

June 1978
Time;6/26/1978, Vol. 111 Issue 26, p43
The article reports on the move of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to propose constitutional reform that would give Canada a self mastery of its own constitution for three years. It reveals that such move of Trudeau was influenced by the country's inability to amend all of its own constitution and its struggle for independence along with Quebec. Furthermore, the article cites in details the attempts of Trudeau to provide a charter on the constitution that largely focuses on the basic rights and freedom of the citizens, including the promotion of the principle of bilingualism in the country. The impact of the proposal of Trudeau to his plan of running in the next election is also mentioned.


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