A Mathematician's Gamble

Coxe, Donald
November 1980
National Review;11/14/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 23, p1395
The article comments on the plan of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to revise the Canadian Constitution as of 1980. It presents an overview of the provisions of the new Constitution. It analyzes the dangers of the strategy adopted by Trudeau in securing the passage of the new Constitution. It also criticizes his use of arguments for entrenchment of civil liberties.


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