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The following section is a portal to the entire collection of primary documents on this site, most of which are saved as PDF files.

Human Rights Activism

Documents relating to Canadian human rights and civil liberties groups that were active from the 1930s to the 1980s. Civil liberties...

Human Rights Law

Landmark court cases in Canada’s human rights history, including early human rights decisions in British Columbia to accompany the bo...

October Crisis

Documents regarding the federal government’s use of the War Measures Act in 1970. It also gives materials relating to the response f...

Gouzenko

Documents relating to the defection of Igor Gouzenko, the RCMP investigation, the espionage commission, the spy trials, and the public...

Statutes and Declarations

Major federal and provincial human rights statutes and international declarations. This section provides links to past legislation...

Jewish Labour Committee

Few social movement organizations can equal the impact of the Jewish Labour Committee (JLC) in fighting discrimination. Such was its...

Special Joint Committee on the Constitution

The Special Joint Committee on the Constitution (1980-81)was mandated to solicit feedback from Canadians about the government’s proposal t...

The readings lists available on this site deal with a range of topics from human rights to biographies and specific events.