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2003 Special Series on the Council of the Federation

Canada’s Provincial and Territorial Premiers agreed in July 2003 to create a new interprovincial-interterritorial Council of the Federation to better manage their relations and ultimately to build a more constructive and cooperative relationship with the federal government. The Council met on October 24, 2003 in Quebec City and on December 5, 2003 in Charlottetown where the premiers signed a Foundation Agreement. This initiative holds some significant promise of establishing a renewed basis for more extensive collaboration among governments in Canada while also raising some important questions and challenges.

In the weeks leading up the October and December meetings, the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen’s University and the Institute for Research on Public Policy in Montreal jointly published a series of commentaries to encourage wider knowledge and discussion of the proposed Council, and to provoke further thought about the general state of intergovernmental relations in Canada today. These commentaries are included here together with the Foundation Agreement itself.

We have also included as an appendix a paper written some years ago by Tom Courchene that helped to encourage the events leading to the establishment of the Council.

This series was edited by Douglas Brown at Queen’s University in collaboration with France St-Hilaire at the IRPP.

Title

Author/Editor 

Year

 
       

Conseil de la fédération:du réflexe de défense à l’affirmation partenarial

André Burelle 

2003

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Réponse à deux critiques: Conseil de la fédération et droit à la différence du Québec

André Burelle 

2003

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Le Québec et la Concertation Inter-provinciale

Claude Ryan

2003

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Conseil de la Fédération Entente Fondatrice

Les Premiers Ministres des Provinces et des Territoires

2003

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