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Meech Lake Accord
The MEECH LAKE ACCORD (French : Accord du lac Meech) is the term for a series of proposed amendments to the Constitution of Canada negotiated in 1987 by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the 10 provincial premiers. It was intended to persuade the government of Quebec to symbolically endorse the 1982 constitutional amendments by providing for some decentralization of the Canadian federation. The proposed amendments were initially popular and backed by nearly all political leaders. Concerns about the lack of citizen involvement in the Accord's drafting and its future effects on Canadian federalism were raised by former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, feminist activists, and Aboriginal groups. Support for the Accord began to decline. Changes in government in New Brunswick, Manitoba, and Newfoundland brought to power governments that declined to accept the Accord
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Immigration
IMMIGRATION is the international movement of people into a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or to take-up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker . As for economic effects, research suggests that migration is beneficial both to the receiving and sending countries. Research, with few exceptions, finds that immigration on average has positive economic effects on the native population, but is mixed as to whether low-skilled immigration adversely affects low-skilled natives. Studies show that the elimination of barriers to migration would have profound effects on world GDP, with estimates of gains ranging between 67 and 147 percent
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Ed Broadbent
JOHN EDWARD "ED" BROADBENT, PC CC (born March 21, 1936) is a Canadian social-democratic politician and political scientist. He was leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) from 1975 to 1989. In the 2004 federal election , he returned to Parliament for one additional term as the Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre . CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Politics * 2.1 Partial election results * 3 Retirement * 4 References * 5 External links LIFE AND CAREERBroadbent was born in Oshawa
Oshawa
, Ontario
Ontario
. His father, Percy Edward, was a General Motors
General Motors
clerk, and his mother, Mary Welsh, was an Irish Catholic homemaker. Ed is the middle of three children. He studied philosophy at Trinity College in the University of Toronto
University of Toronto
, graduating in 1959 first in his class
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Toronto Star
The TORONTO STAR is a Canadian broadsheet daily newspaper . It is Canada's highest-circulation newspaper on overall weekly circulation; although it is a close second to The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
in daily circulation on weekdays and Saturdays, it overtakes the Globe in weekly circulation because it publishes a Sunday edition while the Globe does not. It is owned by Toronto
Toronto
Star Newspapers Ltd., a division of Star Media Group , a subsidiary of Torstar Corporation
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Gatineau Hills
The GATINEAU HILLS (French : Collines de la Gatineau) are a geological formation in Canada that makes up part of the southern tip of the Canadian Shield , and acts as the northern shoulder of the Ottawa Valley . They are also the foothills of the Laurentian Mountains which stretch east through Quebec , beginning north of Montreal and joining up with others into Vermont and New Hampshire . CONTENTS * 1 Geology * 2 History * 3 Tourism * 4 References * 5 External links GEOLOGYThe geology of Gatineau Park , which encompasses these foothills, is related to the Eardley Escarpment, which is a fault line that lies along the southern edge of the hills. This escarpment makes the park an attractive location for rock climbers and hikers, offering a beautiful view of the relatively flat fields below, which extend to the Ottawa River . The Eardley Escarpment is part of the northern side of the Ottawa-Bonnechere Graben , which is an ancient rift valley
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Edmonton
EDMONTON /ˈɛdməntən/ ( listen ) is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta
Alberta
. Edmonton
Edmonton
is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Capital Region , which is surrounded by Alberta\'s central region . The city anchors the north end of what Statistics Canada
Canada
defines as the "Calgary–Edmonton Corridor ". The city had a population of 932,546 in 2016, making it Alberta's second-largest city and Canada's fifth-largest municipality. Also in 2016, Edmonton
Edmonton
had a metropolitan population of 1,321,426, making it the sixth-largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada. Edmonton is North America's northernmost city with a metropolitan population over one million. A resident of Edmonton
Edmonton
is known as an Edmontonian
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Canadian Federal Election, 1984
John Turner
John Turner
Liberal PRIME MINISTER-ELECT Brian Mulroney
Brian Mulroney
Progressive Conservative The CANADIAN FEDERAL ELECTION OF 1984 was held on September 4 of that year to elect members of the House of Commons of Canada
Canada
of the 33rd Parliament of Canada
Canada
. The Progressive Conservative Party , led by Brian Mulroney
Brian Mulroney
, won the largest landslide majority government (by total number of seats) in Canadian history, while the Liberals suffered what at that time was the worst defeat for a governing party at the federal level. Only the Progressive Conservatives faced a larger defeat in 1993
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Lowell Murray
LOWELL MURRAY, PC (born 26 September 1936) is a former Canadian senator and long-time activist with the federal Progressive Conservative Party . CONTENTS * 1 Education * 2 Appointment to the Senate * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links EDUCATIONMurray graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1955. He met 16-year-old Brian Mulroney there; the two became close friends and associates in the PC Party. He later earned an MPA from Queen\'s University . In 1961, he became an assistant to federal justice minister Davie Fulton . Later, he served as chief of staff to Progressive Conservative leader Robert Stanfield and then was New Brunswick premier Richard Hatfield 's senior advisor. APPOINTMENT TO THE SENATEHe was appointed to the Senate on the recommendation of Prime Minister Joe Clark in 1979
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Le Devoir
LE DEVOIR is a French-language newspaper published in Montreal
Montreal
and distributed in Quebec
Quebec
and the rest of Canada. It was founded by journalist, politician, and nationalist Henri Bourassa
Henri Bourassa
in 1910. Le Devoir
Le Devoir
is the only independent large-circulation newspaper in Quebec
Quebec
and one of the few in Canada, in a market dominated by the media conglomerates of Power Corporation 's Gesca Limitée (including La Presse ) and Quebecor (including Le Journal de Montréal ). Historically Le Devoir
Le Devoir
was considered Canada's francophone newspaper of record , although in the 21st century it has been challenged for that title by the increased status of competitor La Presse
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Ian Scott (Ontario Politician)
IAN GILMOUR SCOTT, OC (July 13, 1934 – October 10, 2006) was a politician and lawyer in Ontario
Ontario
, Canada
Canada
. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Ontario
from 1985 to 1992 who represented the downtown Toronto
Toronto
ridings of St. David and St. George—St. David . He was a cabinet minister in the government of David Peterson serving as Attorney General of Ontario and Solicitor General. Along with Robert Nixon and Sean Conway he was considered to be "the intellectual heart and soul" of the Peterson cabinet
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New Brunswick
NEW BRUNSWICK (French : Nouveau-Brunswick; Canadian French pronunciation: ( listen )) is one of Canada
Canada
's three Maritime provinces (together with Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island
and Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
) and is the only constitutionally bilingual (English–French) province. The principal cities are Fredericton , the capital, Greater Moncton , currently the largest metropolitan (CMA ) area and the most populous city, and the port city of Saint John , which was the first incorporated city in Canada
Canada
and largest in the province for 231 years until 2016. In the Canada
Canada
2016 Census , Statistics Canada
Canada
estimated the provincial population to have been 747,101, down very slightly from 751,171 in 2011, on an area of almost 73,000 km2
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New Brunswick General Election, 1987
Richard Hatfield Progressive Conservative PREMIER-DESIGNATEFrank McKenna Liberal Rendition of party representation in the 51st New Brunswick Legislative Assembly decided by this election. Liberals (58) Progressive Conservatives (0) New Democrats (0) The 31ST NEW BRUNSWICK GENERAL ELECTION was held on October 13, 1987, to elect 58 members to the 51st New Brunswick Legislative Assembly , the governing house of the province of New Brunswick , Canada . The Liberal Party won power for the first time since 1967 . They did so in an unheard-of landslide , winning all 58 seats in the legislature . This feat was only accomplished one other time in Canadian history, in the 1935 Prince Edward Island election
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Asymmetrical Federalism
ASYMMETRIC FEDERALISM or ASYMMETRICAL FEDERALISM is found in a federation or confederation in which different constituent states possess different powers: one or more of the states has considerably more autonomy than the other substates, although they have the same constitutional status. The division of powers between substates is not symmetric . This is in contrast to symmetric federalism , where no distinction is made between constituent states. As a result, it is frequently proposed as a solution to the dissatisfactions that arise when one or two constituent units feel significantly different needs from the others, as the result of an ethnic, linguistic or cultural difference. The difference between an asymmetric federation and federacy is indistinct; a federacy is essentially an extreme case of an asymmetric federation, either due to large differences in the level of autonomy, or the rigidity of the constitutional arrangements
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Brian Dickson
ROBERT GEORGE BRIAN DICKSON, PC CC CD (May 25, 1916 – October 17, 1998), commonly known as BRIAN DICKSON, was a Canadian lawyer, military officer, and judge. He was appointed a puisne justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
Supreme Court of Canada
on March 26, 1973, and subsequently appointed the 15th Chief Justice of Canada
Chief Justice of Canada
on April 18, 1984. He retired on June 30, 1990. Dickson's tenure as Chief Justice coincided with the first wave of cases under the new Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
which reached the Supreme Court from 1984 onwards
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Office Of The Prime Minister (Canada)
Provincial and territorial executive councils Premiers Legislative ( Queen-in-Parliament ) Federal parliament Senate Speaker of the Senate Government Leader in the Senate Opposition Leader in the Senate Senate divisions House of Commons Speaker of the house Government Leader in the house Opposition Leader in the house Her Majesty\'s Loyal Opposition Leader of the Opposition Shadow cabinet Provincial and territorial parliaments Judicial (Queen-on-the-Bench ) Court system Supreme court Federal chief justice ( Beverley McLachlin
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Peter Hogg
PETER WARDELL HOGG, CC QC FRSC (born March 12, 1939) is a Canadian lawyer , author and legal scholar . He is best known as the leading authority on Canadian constitutional law . CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Career * 3 Honours * 4 Selected works * 5 References EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONBorn in Lower Hutt
Lower Hutt
, New Zealand
New Zealand
, Hogg attended Nelson College from 1952 to 1956. He earned his LL.B. from the University of New Zealand in 1962, his LL.M. from Harvard University
Harvard University
in 1963, and his Ph.D. from Monash University
Monash University
in Melbourne
Melbourne
, Australia
Australia
in 1970
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