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patriation

(Canada) the process by which laws made in the UK became accepted by Canada as law for Canada.
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On October 2, 1980, Prime Minister Trudeau announced that he would patriate the Constitution, including an amending formula and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The failure of this first major effort to patriate the constitution made clear that Quebec's nationalist interests would exert a profound influence on the patriation process.
Trudeau's attempt to patriate the Constitution without the consent of the provinces.
In the end the Supreme Court of Canada persuaded Trudeau to negotiate with the provincial premiers before asking the British Parliament to patriate Canada's Constitution.
Given the lack of rules on how to amend our existing constitution, it was unclear whether the government under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau would be able to act unilaterally to patriate the constitution, or whether it would need the consent of the majority of the provinces, or perhaps even all of the provinces.
We were not surprised, therefore, when Prime Minister Trudeau in October of 1980 announced his intention to unilaterally request that the United Kingdom patriate the Canadian Constitution.
A blow-by-blow account of the struggle to patriate the Canadian constitution
Canadian government efforts to patriate the constitutional amending power drew indigenous peoples into the constitutional negotiations, an effort that successfully led to the constitutional entrenchment in 1982 of "existing Aboriginal and treaty rights" of Metis Indians and Inuit.
In 1982, when the Parti Quebecois, stimulated by Levesque's own rage and humiliation following the agreement to patriate the constitution over his objections, voted down the idea of association with the rest of Canada, he went over their heads to the membership of the party to reverse the decision of the convention; in 1984, when he decided that the election expected in 1985 could not be fought on independence, almost a third of his ministers quit; in 1985, after months of his moody, sometimes erratic behaviour, the party caucus gradually abandoned him.
And the people who populate this insular ex- patriate world are so horrible you don't really care if they survive or not.
The most significant of the recent references occurred in 1981, when the federal government asked the court whether it could patriate the Constitution without the consent of all of the provinces.
He said: "Aisling tries not so much to re- patriate men but to support them and re-introduce them to their families.