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    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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    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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    Harper’s career achievement was blocking the passing of The Meech Lake Accord. Elijah Harper was correct that the Meech Lake Accord deserved to be stopped. This is due to the fact that it was being voted on by people who had a conflict of interest. Secondly, it would have created an inequality of power between Quebec and the rest of the provinces. Lastly, the trade off for the Meech Lake Accord was almost purely symbolic. The Meech Lake Accord would have made a power disparity between Quebec…

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    patriate Canada’s constitution after the October Crisis and Parti Quebecois’ election to make Quebecois feel more confortable. He attempted to do this with a constitution that was made in Canada. However, Quebec was not content and the Constitution remained a defining factor of Canadian affairs until it was well into the 1990’s. During this time period, the Parti Quebecoise government tried twice to win referenda to separate Quebec from Canada but failed. Many meetings were held to resole…

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    tradition, provenance, and history, [but that] we can be brought together by common purpose; our unity must be a projective one, based on a significant common future rather than a shared past" (Taylor 27). He pulls away from this idea, saying that it is, in it of itself, too simplistic. Though, it should be noted that history is the link to the nations political, social, economic or cultural past. It resonates with developments outlined in The Malaise of Modernity: individuals, technology and…

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    the period under the power of Great Britain, Quebec can only have an non-elected council. Racism was existed in Quebec, most of the French-speaking Quebecers live in rural place while English-speaking Quebecers lived in big city and played a big role on trading and commerce. And also, the Constitutional Act of 1791, with the context to split Quebec into Upper Canada and Lower Canada, promoting the hatred of Quebecers toward the English-speaking Britain(Kizilos 35-36, 1999). Also, some political…

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    Mono Lake Research Paper

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    High in the Sierra Nevada mountains, there is Mono Lake, which is a large but secluded lake tucked away in a depression in the ground a few miles away from the nearest road. At first glance, it may seem like just another normal lake, but it is home to a bizarre, otherworldly landscape that was created when water from fresh water springs underneath the lake mixed with the lake’s salty, alkaline water, forming deposits of limestone. Near the south shore of Mono Lake, grotesque towers of rough,…

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    Short Story: Merlin

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    persisted on the grass within the shadows thrown by trees and buildings. Arthur watched silently as Merlin stopped on the small rise before the bank fell down to the water and removed his boots. Socks were peeled off, and his serviceable brown trousers were rolled up to his knees. "I've never done this before. But it feels like I should be in contact with the Lake if I am to summon Freya." Merlin commented. Arthur simply nodded: he had no knowledge at all about such things. If Merlin wanted to…

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    Loughberry Lake Lab Report

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    This experiment was designed to test what the limiting nutrient was in Loughberry Lake, as well as examine the trophic state of the lake. In order to find out what the limiting nutrient was, we performed a few different tests. We began with a secchi disk test to see the transparency of the water. Then, we took water samples that we later used to test the turbidity levels of the water after adding varying amounts of phosphorous and nitrogen. Phosphorous was the limiting nutrient in the lake,…

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    The culling of white pine on Blackstone Lake began in the late 1880s with the arrival of the Conger Lumber Company. Once the commercially viable pine had been fully exploited the process of stripping hemlock trees of their bark for the leather tanning process began on the lake in the spring of 1900. At the time the Rankin Bros., headed by James Rankin on Blackstone, were supplying the Conger Lumber Co. Another sawmill operator in the region was the Mitchell Lumber Co. set up by Thomas Mitchell…

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