LETHBRIDGE, Alta. -- Alberta Intergovernmental Affairs Minister James Horsman said Friday the western province was willing to discuss constitutional concessions for Quebec, but would nopt agree to a blanket veto.
'It is time we do recognize certain aspects of the cultural and educational differences of Quebec,' he said.
Horsman advocated'something added to the constitution to bring them fully into the constitutional situation.'
Horsman said he opposed a veto of sections of the constitution for Quebec, which the Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled did not exist, because he believed in 'equal status among the provinces.'
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, in a message to Quebec Premier Rene Levesque this week, said the federal government was ready to 'explore' an official creation of Quebec's veto, if all other nine provinces agreed and if Quebec signed the constitution.
'We are prepared to continue our discussions with them and other provinces and the government of Canada' to bring Quebec into the constitution, Horsman said.