Review Article: Thinking and Writing about Meech Lake
AbstractIn this article the author analyzes the writings on the Meech Lake Accord, concentrating on articles found in four major works on the topic. He concludes that Canadians were not well served by their academic community throughout the debate. It allowed the various governments and media to dominate the debate while ignoring key questions such as, "did the Accord reflect the priorities of contemporary Canadians?" This abdication in favour of the media is partially responsible for the country's current confusion about its future. He urges scholars to learn from the Meech Lake experience and challenges them to take a leading role in evaluating and commenting upon future constitutional proposals.
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