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  • n. The transfer of a governmental power from a former mother country to a newly independent one.


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Canadian English. Back-formation from repatriate.


  • In this perspective, the 1982 patriation is still seen in Quebec as a dramatic breach of trust.

    The Sovereignty Option

  • He talked about the aftermath of patriation and he very wisely noted that while patriation is a major milestone in our history, it is not the end of anything.

    Why Pay Twice? The Cost of Double Government

  • In his speech delivered to law students in Quebec City, Mr. Landry quoted the late Liberal prime minister and driving force behind the patriation of the Constitution as saying at the time: “This Constitution will last 1,000 years.”

    2008 January 20 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • In this capacity, he was deeply involved in the negotiations, which led to the patriation of the Canadian Constitution and the inclusion of the Charter of Rights in the Constitution.

    Children's Mental Health is Everybody's Business

  • You are absolutely not going to believe this, which takes us here, where irredeemably useless CPoC shill and Stephen Harper fluffer Sandy Crux has added the re-patriation of Suaad Hagi Mohamud as an official Harper Government "accomplishment" and part of his "record."

    You have GOT to be fucking kidding.

  • Several scholars have argued that the CLC was either unaware or genuinely disinterested in constitutional issues and therefore did not play an important role in the patriation debate.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • This paper examines the CLC and the FTQ positions on patriation of the Constitution and argues that the Congress adopted a neutral position in order to avoid a confrontation with the péquiste FTQ who opposed patriation.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Primary sources strongly suggest that the both the CLC and the NDP were internally divided over the issue of patriation.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • The CLC had several options, but the most practical intervention would have been to demand that the federal NDP make the collective rights of workers a condition of support for constitutional patriation.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • The FTQ argued that unilateral patriation of the constitution was unnecessary, undemocratic and part of a strategy to increase the power of Ontario and the federal government at the expense of Quebec.

    Archive 2007-04-01


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  • Describes the processes in the Canada Act 1982, in the UK Parliament, which formally severed the constitutional ties of the two countries. A process of patriation is therefore one that "brings sovereignty home".

    January 10, 2009