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Trudeau and the Constitution

It was a hard-fought coming of age for Canada. From the 1960s through the early 1980s, Canadian politicians argued fiercely at the constitutional bargaining table over the balance of provincial and federal power. In the end, Canada gained a Charter of Rights and Freedoms and a homemade Constitution. But it would not be without its costs as the question of Quebec's status in Canada loomed larger than ever.

 CBC Radio examines Pierre Trudeau's long struggle to bring Canada's constitution home.

Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday Morning
Broadcast Date: Sept. 7, 1980
Guest(s): Ramsay Cook, Dale Gibson, George Radwanski, Gordon Robertson, Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Host: Patrick Martin
Reporter: Roger Maurier
Duration: 12:12

Last updated: August 28, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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