Dalhousie Law Journal


Representation by Population, Pursuit of Elegance, Future, Constitution


Will the Canadian people be content with the present format of our recently won constitution? I do not think so. The obstacles to any further changes are indeed formidable, but they were equally formidable in the cases of the changes that have been achieved. In those cases, a popular will was at work which was spurred by the energy of a near-coalition of aggrieved groups, but which gently forced these energies into the formation of a more moderate working consensus. It is true that the consensus is a crippled one, especially concerning Quebec, and several problems will have to be settled before we can truly say that we have a satisfactory and nation-wide constitutional understanding