Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Of Bridges, Boats, and the Constitution

Sometimes, one gets to wonder why the Constitution has to be followed so closely. And instance in point: when building the Confederation bridge to Newfundland, (or was it PEI?) they had to change the Constitution so that it wouldn't inconstitutional. That's because one of the conditions of entry of that province into the Federation, back in the day, was that the federal govt had to maintain a naval service between the mainland and the island. And then they were getting rid of it by building the bridge, hence an amendment.

and I kept wondering... would it be so horrible if they left the constitution as it was?

Ah, the things you learn!

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