‘Fed up’ Harper rejects NDP call for constitution document release

National Post | News

QUEBEC — Stephen Harper says people are “fed up” with the old constitutional battles that have been around his entire life as demands grow for Ottawa to disclose key documents over over the patriation of the Constitution.

The prime minister was making his first official visit to Quebec on Friday since allegations surfaced that Supreme Court of Canada justices intervened in the patriation of the Constitution.

When asked by a reporter about the controversy, Harper said his government’s priority is the economy of the 21st century and not the constitutional disputes of the 1980s.

“I think that the whole population is fed up with this discussion,” Harper said shortly after he announced 55 clean-energy projects at a hotel in Quebec City.

“We’ve lived with this for all my life, all our lives.”

Harper’s remarks drew applause from the dozens of people in the Tory-friendly audience, which included cabinet ministers, party…

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