Brian Mulroney

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    Introduction The Canadian Constitution, also known as the supreme law, describe Canada’s process of both codified and uncodified traditions as well as convention. It allows for the division of powers between federal and provincial powers and encompasses the rights and freedoms of all Canadians. The Meech Lake Accord was the first attempt to amend the newly patriated Constitution in order to facilitate changes depicted by the Constitution Act, 1982. The Meech Lake Accord was a set of constitutional amendments designed to persuade Quebec to accept the Canada Act. The accord was proposed by both Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and premier of Quebec, Robert Bourassa. The failures of Meech Lake have had vast impacts on conduct of current day politics, as well as describe the interprovincial relationships in Canada. Throughout this paper I will argue that demand for the Distinct Society clause by Quebec had an exclusionary impact on Canada’s aboriginal population due to a lack of consultation which together resulted in the failure of the Meech Lake Accord. The five main modification demanded of the accord for the Constitution by Quebec are the following: a recognition of the province of Quebec as a ‘distinct society”; a commitment to Canada’s bilingualism; increased provincial powers with respect to immigration; expansion of the…

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    Docherty provides answers on how to fix the undemocratic nature of senate selection and the inability of senators to represent provinces properly. Docherty (2002) proposes that the senate could be fixed through having an equal senate proportion throughout every province so it can represent regional interests more effectively and lessen the disparities between each province. Also, Docherty (2002) proposes that the experiment of Brian Mulroney, to appoint Senators from a list provided by the…

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    in the past, but none as powerful or significant as Brian Mulroney. Through political criticism, Brian Mulroney served as the longest Prime Minister in Canada. All together Brian Mulroney was one of the best Prime Ministers, but he was just misunderstood. He gave Canada Free Trade, which secured our economic prosperity. Brian Mulroney signed the Nunavut Settlement Agreement to secure Canada as a better country and a better place to live. The settlement consisted of two things. The 1st thing that…

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    Toll-gating is a procedure in which a person or company receiving a government contract is expected to forward a percentage of the profits to the party The Beauharnois Scandal of 1931 is an example of Toll-gating in Canadian politics. This scandal involved building and financing a huge hydro-electric project on the St. Lawrence river and a secret $700,000 payment to the Liberal Party. Bribery is an offering or accepting of illegal payments of money, goods or services in exchange for favours…

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    The Westminster System

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    negotiate on the issue alone. Attempts at Senate reform have been far and few, with both P.E. Trudeau and Brian Mulroney during their time as Prime Minister taking measures to try and remedy the situation; in recent times it has been undertaken by Stephen Harper and now Justin Trudeau. Trudeau Sr. introduced a means of reform for the maligned Senate with Bill C-60. The Bill proposed to make changes to the way in which senators were appointed, with fifty percent to be appointed from the House of…

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    Ottawa’s efforts still did not lessen from Québec’s stubborn refusal. In 1987, PM Brian Mulroney attempted to accomplish Trudeau’s career-long wish: get Québec to sign the Constitution. These efforts took the name of the Meech Lake Accord. When Québec refused to sign the Constitution in 1981, it estranged itself from the Canadian “constitutional family”. During constitutional discussions, Québec made many proposals whose acceptance would have led to its addition to the Constitution. The accord…

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    February 6, 2015 will always be a significant day in my life. It was a Friday, and it was also the day my aunt Pam lost her life to a tough battle with multiple different types of cancer. It was heartbreaking news, and all I wanted to do after finding out was go lay in my bed and cry. However, that 's not what happened, and the day was long from being over. It was a sunny, somewhat chilly Friday afternoon, and I was supposed to be dismissed early from my 7th period class to board the basketball…

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    Your sister is relentlessly struggling from your sexual assault. Tears are flowing down her cheek and her mascara is ruining her beautiful complexion. It appears the alcohol she consumed is wearing off. It will be a hassle, if she remembers the the next day of her rape. Even more troubling, if she reports the rape to the police or your parents. -You need to think of another solution to make her more gullible. You release your hold on Katie's arms and sat beside her. You smile pleasantly to…

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    Participation Trophies Hinder Kids "If I play a whole game I get a whole snow cone, but if I play a half a game I still get a whole snow cone. It's a whole snow cone either way. I'd rather play half a game." This quote is from one of Brian Regan's performances, "Lousy in Little League", where he talks about the new social norm of rewarding children for participating. While Brian Regan is a comedian, and this was meant to be funny, it does have some truth. Just as Brian Regan said, children…

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    Beach Boys Research Paper

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    The Beach Boys are an all-male and all American rock band that consists of five of them. They got together in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The original Beach Boys were three brothers; Brian who was born in 1942, Carl who was born in 1946 and Dennis Wilson who was born in 1944; later, one of their cousins Mike Love who was born in1941 and their schoolmate Alan Jardine who was born in 1942 (was replaced by David Marks before they got back together) grouped with them. Brian was actually the…

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