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Political Science Constitutions

Patriation and Its Consequences

Constitution Making in Canada

edited by Lois Harder & Steve Patten

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2016
Category
Constitutions, Constitutional, Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774828628
    Publish Date
    Feb 2016
    List Price
    $34.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774828642
    Publish Date
    Jun 2015
    List Price
    $26.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774828611
    Publish Date
    Jun 2015
    List Price
    $95.00

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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.

About the authors

Lois Harder is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. She researches and teaches Canadian political economy, social policy, feminism and globalization.

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