Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Came into force on April 17, 1982, when it was entrenched in the new Canadian Constitution.
Politician, writer, constitutional lawyer, prime minister of Canada 1968-79 and 1980-84.
Allows any government to exempt a particular law from the conditions of the Charter
Lawyer, politician, prime minister of Canada 1984-1993
Meech Lake Accord
An agreement reached by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the ten provincial premiers in 1987.
An agreement on constitutional change made between the provinces and the federal government in 1990.
Politician (b at Red Sucker Lake, Man). Harper is most well known for the role he played in scuttling the Meech Lake Accord.
Passed in 1982. Part of the Constitution of Canada. It made several changes to the British North America Act, including renaming it the Constitution Act, 1867.
Political movement of part of a political unit towards independence
Premier of Quebec 1976 to 1985
The name given to the political process in which the general public votes on an issue of public concern
Free Trade Agreement
Trade between nations that is not hindered by tariffs or other obstacles. On January 1, 1989, a free trade agreement between Canada and the United States came into effect.
Two referenda (1980 and 1995) which asked Quebeckers if they wanted to renogiate their part in Confederation
Meech Lake Accord reference to recognize Quebec as a "distinct society" having the right to take action "to preserve and promote the distinct identity of Quebec."
A period of an economic contraction, sometimes limited in scope or duration.
Politician, premier of Quebec 2003
Lawyer, politician, Prime Minister of Canada 1990-2003
A western-based political party that grew out of a coalition of discontented western interest groups in 1986.
A federal political party that was founded officially in 1991. The party promotes Québec's interests and Québec sovereignty.
Politician, prime minister of Canada, 1979-80.
Lawyer, politician, premier of Quebec from 1996 to 2001.
North American Free Trade Agreement