patriation

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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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Peckford is wrong in his assertion that there never was a Kitchen Accord and that it played no role in the patriation discussions that night.
I agreed to do so not because the Kitchen Accord was not relevant, but because the proposals were relatively the same and there was a political advantage to working from the Newfoundland document.
Of course, there remained a critical role for individual premiers and federal negotiators to play in forging an actual agreement but the Kitchen Accord was the spark that lit the flame.
Whether Lougheed and Davis were aware of it not, the Kitchen Accord was the foundation upon which Blakeney would build a deal later that evening.