This year marks the 30th anniversary of the patriation of the Canadian Constitution. And guess what? It took us 30 years to learn that British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher wasn’t exactly welcoming to Canada’s Aboriginal chiefs and elders seeking participation in the sensitive constitutional talks that resulted in our legal independence from Britain. And the adoption of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
So reveals minutes from a 1980 London meeting between Thatcher and Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, according to newly de-classified records.