Certain groups, like aboriginals argued that they were not involved in the negotiations and demanded that the accord be rejected. They wanted more rights and more recognition.
Meech Lake Accord
The Oka Crisis
The Oka Crisis was a 78-day standoff between a group of Mohawk people and the town of Oka Quebec. This dispute sprung from an attempt to expand a golf course onto a Mohawk burial ground. Once a police officer was killed, tensions were high and the army was called in.
The Royal Commision was made to address many issues of aboriginal status and rights. It was a study of the relationships between aboriginals and non-aboriginal people in Canada. This new relationship they would hope to establish would acknowledge and respect Aboriginal cultures and values.
This accord adddressed the issue of Aboriginal Self- government but provided a waiting period of three yearsbefore the concept would be recognized in law. It as well dealt with Aboriginal Representation in Parliament.