Trudeau extends deadline on constitution hearings

The government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau has bowed to opposition pressure and extended the deadline of the special committee on the constitution by two months, to Feb. 6. The committee is holding public hearings on Mr. Trudeau's plan to repatriate Canada's constitution from Britain, a move provincial leaders fear will be accompanied by changes in the power balance which would tilt in Ottawa's favor. The extension was part of an all-party agreement after weeks of intense negotiations and criticism from a variety of influential groups that the original deadline of next Tuesday was inadequate.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK