As chairman of the provincial premiers' conference in 1980-81, Lyon played a leading part in opposition to the federal government's proposed constitutional changes. His government was defeated in 1981. In Opposition, Lyon strenuously opposed the PAWLEY government's proposal to entrench Franco-Manitoban rights in the constitution. He resigned from the leadership in 1983, and was not a candidate for re-election to the legislature in 1986. That year he was appointed to the Manitoba Court of Appeal.
Author GEOFFREY LAMBERT
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...