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Elijah Harper blocks Meech in Manitoba

Unfinished business brought the First Ministers back to the constitutional bargaining table in 1987. Many Canadians felt uneasy about Quebec's exclusion from the 1982 Constitution and so the negotiations began again under the leadership of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney with the Meech Lake Accord. CBC Archives examines the backroom lockdowns, the "distinct society" debate and the ultimate undercurrent of constitutional discord.

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Manitoba MLA Elijah Harper is interviewed by CBC Radio's As It Happens about his historic protest.

Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: April 12, 1990
Guest(s): Elijah Harper
Host: Dale Goldhawk
Duration: 7:03

Last updated: May 21, 2013

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