Date Published: 1979
Binding: No binding
Typed letter signed on Premier of Manitoba letterhead 8-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches, dated February 14, 1979 and enclosing photograph as requested (unsigned, enclosed) with original envelope.
Sterling Lyon was a lawyer, cabinet minister, and the 17th Premier of Manitoba from 1977 to 1981. His government introduced several fiscally-conservative measures, and was sometimes seen as a local version of the government of Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom. He played a role in the 1982 patriation of Canada’s Constitution and the development of the Charter of Rights and Freedom, including the inclusion of the notwithstanding clause in the Charter which preserves the supremacy of Parliament with respect to constitutional matters