The Canadian Press

2015-12-17 | Trudeau Constitutional Reform

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there's no pressing problem facing the country that can only be resolved by opening the Constitution. Some continue to complain that Quebec is excluded from the Constitution. But in an interview with The Canadian Press, Trudeau says the province is in fact covered, and it's one of the regions where the charter is most highly valued. Trudeau says there are many issues his government can solve without going down the constitutional road. (Trudeau says his father's efforts were necessary to redress the fact that, until 1982, Canada couldn't amend its own Constitution without permission from the British parliament. But he says there's no similar concrete problem today.)

Date: 2015-12-17
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 30 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << opening up and changing the structure of our governance without having an otherwise in solvable problem that we need to solve would be as we seen in the past a a laborious at Earth would consume a lot of the dialogue between the federal government and the province is it a time or quite frankly I'd rather be talking about climate change and energy issues and job creation and training and health care and all these things that will tangibly make a difference in people's lives >>