The Meech lake accord was a package of amendments to the Constitution of Canada proposed by the Conservative party of Canada, under the leadership of Brian Mulroney. The accord came about after the constitution of Canada was created in 1982, despite protests and ultimately the absence of approval from the provincial government of Quebec. The Meech lake amendments were proposed with the ambition to acquire Quebec’s approval of the constitution act of 1982. There were a few main points that the accord would address in its changes: Firstly, Quebec would be recognized as a distinct society within Canada. Also, provinces could choose to opt out of government programs that affected their social programs, provided that they created arrangements sufficient to replace the program. Eventually the Meech Lake Accord disintegrated after 3 years of negotiations, mostly due to the continuous changing of provincial support for many provinces. As consent from all provinces was required, the bill fell to a lack of agreement between provinces.