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The Charletton Accord failed due to various reasons. To begin with, reforms that were proposed after 1982 became too challenging and complex as they presented a lot of reform ideas.

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The Charletton Accord failed due to various reasons. To begin with, reforms that were proposed after 1982 became too challenging and complex as they presented a lot of reform ideas. They also caused adoption of too many structures of political nature whose effects to the nation were uncertain. The constitutional reform program after 1972 did not meet either condition of a high popular understanding degree or a low degree of popular fear. Clearly, by 1992, Canada had been frustrated and fatigued by the previous decades’ events, which led to a need to find them again.

Certain key events led to the demise of the Charletton Accord. For instance, personalities had a great influence on the failure. Various constitutional reforms, both the successful ones like the 1982 reform and the accord that later failed were all driven by the constitutional reform zeal. This was done by two ministers, namely Brian Mulroney and Pierre Truedeau. Each of them had tangible reasons supporting their commitment. For instance, the latter preferred Canada to have a regime of minority and individual community rights. The former emphasized on overcoming the political isolation by Quebec in the constitutional reform of 1982. However, the last two initiatives at the constitutional reform failed perhaps due to a popular segment that fully recognized the political risks aspect in minority rights within the community. Despite these rights being important in the nation’s stabilization, they also fractured the nation a lot. In fact, the particular benefits of the group that gave definition to both the Charlottetown and Meech agreements appeared to be in betrayal of the conventional nature of the Charter of Rights benefits. That clearly explains the ever waning enthusiasm for reform of the constitution.