National Affairs: Failure of the Meech Lake accord lingers on – Journal Pioneer

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2015630 Views

June 25, 2015

There were federalist tears all around when the Meech Lake constitutional accord went down 25 years ago this week, but for contrary reasons.

Its proponents mourned an ominous loss for Canadian unity while its opponents cried in joy over a big win for the future of the federation.

A quarter of a century later, time has been less kind to the victors of the failed Meech round than to those they defeated.

Over that period, Quebec achieved many of the goals it had pursued in the accord.

Its lead role in the selection of its immigrants was reinforced.

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