Canadian politics - week 3: september 28th, 2010. Unlikely to change the constitution formally as the values of canadians have changed, many people post 1982 feel they are part of the constitution, canadians feel they should have a say in it. Possible convention developing: if you want to change the constitution, you should hold a referendum: e. g. S before that, changes were made in a meeting with the premiers and the prime minister behind closed doors. Interest groups who could identify with the constitution did not feel represented (e. g. francophones, aboriginals) zl 2 22z z l z: premiers decided they had to bring in the public, hold hearings. S three provinces - bc, alberta, quebec - said they had to have referendum before changing constitution. N had national referendum: charlottetown rejected in 8 out of 10 provinces. z 2 zl l2l for them. S english canada thought there was too much in it for.