In 1977, Prof. Cameron was appointed Director of Research of the Pépin-Robarts Task Force on Canadian Unity (also known as the Pépin-Robarts Commission). The Task Force was created by Pierre Trudeau after the Parti Québécois was elected in 1976 and held public meetings to collect the opinions of Canadians and then advise the government on issues of national unity.
Records in this series include reports, drafts, meeting notes, correspondence, minutes and supporting documentation.
Meeting files were kept in binders, and in addition to agendas and summaries of discussions and observations, also include supporting documentation such as budget proposals, progress reports, proposals, agenda, memos, and research material. Background files were kept on particular individuals (academics, politicians and other figures) whose work was consulted as experts in the field. These files include correspondence and memos, meeting notes, news clippings, articles and other supporting research, as well as feedback on drafts and other work done by the Task Force. Some files include extensive discussion of the direction of the Task Force and the content of its findings.
Working files include summaries of trips to various communities, notes, news clippings, lists of participants at hearings, lists of researchers, speeches, records from the Steering and Editorial Committee, and discussions about the Task Force's relationship with the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen's University (then directed by Richard Simeon).