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The Peoples Constitution Canadas constitution belongs to the people of Canada It is the ultimate source of sovereignty for the Canadian people as a result when Canadian society changes the constitution must change in order to meet the needs of Canadians The 1867 constitution was not made for the people of Canada but instead provided by the imperial parliament The 1982 Constitution Act was a part of the transition from an imperial to a popular constitution However this transition needs to be completed through megaconstitutional reform As political scientist Katherine Brock argues megaconstitutional reform is necessary beneficial and obtainable It is necessary because past attempts at constitutional reform have left issues unresolved and these issues must be dealt with Second constitutional reform would be beneficial to Canadians by giving them a sense of national unity Finally it is obtainable if reformed is approached in such a way that combines responsible leadership with public input Brock1998111 Canadians can reconcile their differences and reach a consensus on the issues that divide our nation Another attempt at constitutional reform is necessary because there are three major groups in Canada with constitutional issues left unresolved Quebec the Aboriginal peoples and the West The constitutional processes of 1980-82 left Quebec and its people feeling as though they were betrayed Two major events occurred in 1980 Trudeau won an election and Levesque lost a referendum The essence Quebec Referendum of 1980 was self-determination There were two completing visions of Quebec Levesques vision of Canada as the second most important French-speaking country in the world and Trudeaus vision of Canada as a strong united nation Cairns1996108 Levesques defeat came out of Trudeaus promise of a renewed federalism which remains to be met Trudeau purposely deceived the Quebecois with his promise of a renewed federalism Many Quebecers voted no in the 1980 Referendum believing that changes in the division of powers would be made to accommodate for Quebecs
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