Marguerite Ritchie Curriculum Vitae Letter to Prime Minister J Chretien on the Montreal Massacre and Persons Case II Certificate of Service Certificate of Residence for the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University Masters of Law Degree from McGill University Law Society of Alberta enrollement Marguerite Ritchie's high school transcript Marguerite Ritchie Marguerite Ritchie portrait Marguerite Ritchie at the Department of Justice Marguerite Ritchie graduation portrait Marguerite Ritchie Marguerite Ritchie's profile in Canada's Who's Who 2011 Queen's Council certificate Marguerite Ritchie being awarded the Governor General's Persons Case award Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case winners 1997 Status of Women Canada press release on the Persons Case Award Invitation to the celebration for the Order of Canada Letter inviting Marguerite Ritchie to the Order of Canada Marguerite Ritchie in The Hague as part of the Canadian Delegation of the International Conferenc...

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The Dr. Marguerite E. Ritchie’s Credentials subseries contains 44 files discussing Marguerite Ritchie’s accomplishments and life. Files are arranged by topic and chronology. This subseries contains a variety of document types including resumes, biographies, correspondence, certificates and awards, newspaper clippings, portraits, newsletters, speeches, programmes, press releases, information packets, legislation, Access to Information requests, law reviews, book chapters, journals, master’s thesis, employment contracts, lecture notes, minutes of the Privy Council, reports, invitations, greeting cards, and day planners. The specific topics this subseries covers are personal biographical information on Marguerite Ritchie, including Access to Information requests to the federal government for all documentation on her work at the Department of Justice, government documentation on the Human Rights Institute of Canada, government documentation on the statue and plaque for the Famous Five at Parliament, Marguerite Ritchie’s resume, her employment records and work from the Department of Justice and the Anti-Dumping Tribunal, teaching records from a Constitutional Law course Marguerite Ritchie taught at Carlton University and communications with her students, work on international conventions and human rights, important legal articles Marguerite Ritchie wrote on women’s legal rights such as ‘Alice Through the Statutes,’ Marguerite Ritchie’s masters of law (LL.M.) thesis about skyjacking/ hijacking of airplanes, and documents about getting her LLM at the McGill Law School. This subseries also includes Marguerite Ritchie’s awards and accomplishments, including the Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case, and Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta, as well as documentation of Marguerite Ritchie being nominated for the Order of Ontario and the ensuing complications of not having been awarded it. Marguerite Ritchie filed Access to Information requests to discover why she had not been awarded the Order of Ontario and believed the province was withholding the award as a result of her language rights beliefs and activism against the city of Ottawa’s bilingualism policy.

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