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SPECIAL ISSUE – Patriation Papers: A View From Saskatchewan

This special issue of Constitutional Forum is a compilation of never-before-published notes and observations on meetings of the provincial and federal NDP leaders and between the provinces and the federal government leading to the final patriation deal in 1981. They are presented by Dr. Howard Leeson, former Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs for the province of Saskatchewan at the time, and are a valuable addition to the historical record surrounding the patriation of Canada’s Constitution.

Editor’s Note

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Round One: Saskatchewan-Canada Negotiations 1980

NDP Negotiations on Patriation: February 1981

Beginning of the End of the Gang of Eight

Four Lenses of Patriation

Annotated Notes: NDP Leaders Meeting, February 18, 1981

Annotated Notes: Gang of Eight – Ministers of Intergovernmental Affairs, June 4, 1981

About Howard Leeson

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