Posts Tagged ‘ Canadian Constitution ’

Strengthening Canada starts with a head of state accountable to the Canadian people who pay taxes ..

Oct 16th, 2013 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

What a week! As we write the proroguing Harper government is scheduled to present an allegedly six-point throne speech at 5 PM ET. And it finally seems that there is serious hope for an at least temporary deal to end the almost unbelievable dysfunctional deadlock in Washington. Meanwhile, others at street level are working to [...]



Maybe Pauline Marois is telling the rest of us that we cannot do nothing about Canada’s constitutional future forever!

Aug 27th, 2012 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED AUGUST 28]. Just over a week from now, the people/peuple of la belle province (which is, of course, not a province like the others, because of its beauty and many other things) will be choosing their next provincial government. It still seems wrong to jump to any big conclusions just yet — especially perhaps [...]



Constitution Act, 1982 “severed Canadians from ancestral monarchical foundations” (no wonder PM Harper doesn’t like it!)

Apr 17th, 2012 | By Citizen X | Category: In Brief

“And Barbara it’s starting to rain, very gently.” So a youthful Peter Mansbridge told David Frum’s mother — and TV viewers across Canada —  as Elizabeth II approached  the table to sign the proclamation of the Constitution Act, 1982, 30 years ago, on Saturday, April 17, 1982. The ceremony was held outdoors on Parliament Hill [...]