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WORLD IN BRIEF : CANADA : Mulroney Bids Manitoba Act

June 21, 1990|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney urged the Manitoba provincial legislature to suspend the democratic process and ratify a constitutional amendment that could keep Quebec in Canada. A vote on the amendment, which gives the provinces greater powers and recognizes French-speaking Quebec as a distinct society, has been held up with procedural tactics by an Indian legislator. The amendment must be ratified by all 10 provinces by Saturday or it becomes null.

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