Eddie Goldenberg writes in the Globe and Mail about the consequences of enacting a constitutional amendment as proposed by Quebec Premier Francois Legault declaring that Quebec is a nation with French as the only official language.
Eddie writes that, "Institutional memory is a fundamental prerequisite to good government. The lack of it almost inevitably produces unfortunate and sometimes dangerous consequences. Yet institutional memory, particularly when it comes to constitutional change, is sorely lacking these days in Ottawa, as the Prime Minister and opposition leaders compete to see who can best assist Quebec Premier François Legault in bringing his Trojan horse through the gates of the Canadian Constitution."
Eddie was heavily involved in the period of constitutional debate and change in the 1980s that resulted in the patriation of the Constitution, an amending formula, the enactment of the Charter of Rights and the rejection of both the Meech Lake and the Charlottetown Accords.
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