Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Landry does it again at Montrealer's constitutional law conference

By P.A. Sévigny, The Suburban

With some overblown rhetoric worthy of his now infamous description of the Canadian flag as a “red rag”, former provincial premier and PQ leader Bernard Landry did it again during a recent Quebec City constitutional law conference.

During a heated and sometimes emotional debate about the 1982 repatriation of the British North America Act, Landry paralleled former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau’s description of Canada’s new constitution to Adolf Hitler’s description of the “1,000-year Reich!” During a speech delivered to law students at the conference, Landry began the quarrel when he quotedthe late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau as having said “This constitution will last 1,000 years.”

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