The Canadian Press

1982-01-22 | Constitution-Near-Miss

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Canada narrowly missed a major constitutional crisis in November, 1981. Canadian Press reporter John McKay had this report.

Date: 1982-01-22
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 41 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << in a rare media interview governor general ed Schreier has revealed he was fully prepared to pull the plug on the liberal government late last year if prime minister Trudeau had tried to go ahead unilaterally with constitution patriation plans dryer told the Canadian press he would have stepped in and caused a federal election if the last ditch November first ministers conference had failed however he added in his opinion the situation was never even close to requiring such action on his part it's been fifty five years since the governor general in a Canadian prime minister locked horns although a similar confrontation did occur in Australia several years ago dryer was a former NDP premium before being appointed to the vice regal position by Trudeau John McKay in on a walk >>

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