From the moment on Aug. 28 when they first announced agreement on a constitutional proposal, Canada's first ministers and other political leaders repeatedly said that it would bring a new spirit of consensus to an often-embattled country. Declared Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, in a speech in Sept-Iles, Que., promoting the accord: “It is Yes to Canada, Yes to Quebec, Yes to democracy, Yes to history.”
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