Last week the Library of Parliament's main branch in Ottawa opened an exhibition entitled Foundations: The Words that Shaped Canada:
"Over the coming months, people visiting or using the services of the Library’s main branch will have the opportunity to view the following six documents on loan from Library and Archives Canada:
As the title of the exhibit suggests, these documents mark important stages in Canada’s constitutional development. But it is worth noting that each one has its own story that deserves to be told (...)
- the British North America Act (1867);
- Canada’s first Speech from the Throne (1867);
- the North‑West Territories Proclamation (1869);
- the Statute of Westminster (1931);
- the Canadian Bill of Rights (1960); and
- the Proclamation of the Constitution Act,1982.
The exhibit Foundations: The Words That Shaped Canada is an exceptional opportunity to see six of the most important documents in our history together in one place. Visitors can use touch screens to access additional information on the era, the circumstances surrounding the writing of the documents and their impact on Canada’s development."
Labels: constitutional law, legal history, Library of Parliament