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The Road to Patriation

The Road to Patriation

| 1 h 33 min

This feature documentary retraces the century of haggling by successive federal and provincial governments to agree on a formula to bring home the Canadian Constitution from England. This film concentrates on the politicking and lobbying that finally led to its patriation in 1982. Five prime ministers had failed before Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau took up the challenge in the early 1970s. Principal players in this documentary are federal Minister of Justice Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister Trudeau, 10 provincial premiers and a host of journalists, politicians, lawyers, and diplomats on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • director
    Robert Duncan
  • script
    Robert Duncan
  • producer
    Robert Duncan
    Jennifer Torrance
  • executive producer
    Ray Hazzan
    George Johnson
  • cinematography
    Ron Orieux
  • sound
    Chris Moore
    Jacques Drouin
    James MacCarthy
  • editing
    Fred Hillier
  • sound editing
    Shelly Hamer
    Jackie Newell
    Diane Normandeau
    Norman Bigras
    Bernard Bordeleau
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Adrian Croll
  • narrator
    Alan Maitland


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