Lament for a nation: the colony that can’t grow up
It all started back in 1926. That was the year the British Imperial Conference, meeting in London, declared Canada, Newfoundland, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa to be equal in status with Great Britain itself. The next year, Ottawa summoned the provinces to a follow-up meeting to discuss ways to “patriate” the Canadian constitution, which was still an act of the British Parliament (the British North America Act) in spite of the declaration of the Imperial Conference.
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