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The following sections explore key moments in the history of human rights in Canada.

Human Rights Activism

A brief history of human rights activism in Canada, as well as the origins of the first human rights and civil liberties associations. "Rights ...

Human Rights Law

A brief history of discrimination and human rights law in Canada. In 1948, Maclean’s magazine published an article based on a t...

October Crisis

The October Crisis began with the kidnappings of James Cross and Pierre Laporte by the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) in October 1...

Gouzenko Affair

The Cold War began with the defection of Igor Gouzenko in 1945 and revelations surrounding a Soviet spy ring operating in Canada. The...

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


Human Rights Activism

Human Rights Activism

Documents relating to Canadian human rights and civil liberties...
Human Rights Law

Human Rights Law

Landmark court cases in Canada’s human rights history, including early hu...
October Crisis

October Crisis

Documents regarding the federal government’s use of the War M...
Gouzenko

Gouzenko

Documents relating to the defection of Igor Gouzenko, the RCMP...
Statutes and Declarations

Statutes and Declarations

Major federal and provincial human rights statutes and international...
Jewish Labour Committee

Jewish Labour Committee

Few social movement organizations can equal the impact of the...
Special Joint Committee on the Constitution

Special Joint Committee on the Constitution

The Special Joint Committee on the Constitution (1980-81) was...