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DIALOGUE MAGAZINES

The Dialogue Magazine subseries consists of 36 files of Dialogue Magazines. Files are arranged chronologically for a period of approximately 20 years. The time span shows changing points of view in Canada and changes in the publishing situation of the magazine. The specific topics covered in Dialogue Magazines in this subseries are the Meech Lake Accord, the Charlottetown Accord, the Liberal sponsorship scandal, same-sex marriage, various provincial and federal elections, Ottawa becoming bilingual, Quebec separation politics, the Expropriation of Nanoose Bay, the Oka Crisis, and Senate reform.

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA-PARLIAMENT

The Government of Canada - Parliament subseries contains 5 files of select debates from the House of Commons. Files are arranged chronologically. This subseries contains House of Commons debates and legislation. The specific topics this subseries covers are amending the Indian Act, aboriginal rights, multiculturalism, equality for women, unemployment, the Youth Offenders Act, criminal code amendments, sexual assault, language acts and bilingualism, Senate reform, and discrimination.

LAWYERS AND COURTS

The Lawyers and Courts subseries contains six files discussing the legal field and the work of lawyers and courts more broadly. Files are arranged by subject. This subseries includes a variety of document types including correspondence, memorandum, newspaper clippings, law society hearing panel decisions, briefs, bulletins, magazines, newsletters, handbooks, pamphlets, press releases, reports, and documents from the Supreme Court of Canada. Specific topics in this subseries are profession conduct for lawyers including the first lawyer to be held in contempt of court; specific cases of disbarment and professional misconduct; issues faced by the deaf and women in the legal system; discrimination faced by women working in the legal system; and legal fees being too high for average or middle class people to afford.

MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

The Media and Public Relations subseries contains 28 files on the media representation of the Human Rights Institute of Canada including publicity and responses to current events, media bias, letters to the editor, articles supporting the same causes as the Human Rights Institute of Canada, and the misrepresentation of the Persons Case in popular media. Files are mainly arranged by media outlet while general correspondence is arranged chronologically. This subseries contains a variety of document types including newspaper clippings, correspondence, memorandum, press releases, newsletters, transcripts of telephone conversations, and speeches. The specific topics this subseries covers are Persons Case II, bilingualism in Canada and in the city of Ottawa, Quebec as a distinct society, Canadian history, relocation of Inuit people to the high arctic in the 1950s and the resulting Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, the Meech Lake Accord, the Oka Crisis, the Official Languages Act, the expropriation of Nanoose Bay, the New Brunswick constitutional amendment, the constitution, Israeli-Palestinian conflicts, treatment of women in legislation, stalking, misappropriation of government funds, audit reports, and the life of Muriel McQueen Fergusson as the first female speaker of the senate.

CHRONOLOGICAL CORRESPONDENCE

The Chronological Correspondence subseries contains 169 files of all correspondence sent out by the Human Rights Institute of Canada. Files are arranged chronologically. This subseries contains a variety of document types, predominately correspondence, along with memorandum, reports, submissions, proposals, and press releases sent as enclosures with correspondence. The specific topics this subseries covers are communications with Human Rights Institute of Canada members, conference and session planning, general activities of the Human Rights Institute of Canada, as well as Human Rights Institute of Canada stances and opinions on politics, social issues, and human rights at home and abroad.

WHISTLEBLOWERS

The Whistleblowers subseries contains 2 files discussing whistleblowers exposing government corruption. Files are arranged chronologically. This subseries contains newspaper clippings and correspondence. The specific topics this subseries covers are legislation to protect whistleblowers and the scandals exposed by whistleblowing, including scandals on science research, foreign affairs, and health care.

ROYAL COMMISSION ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLES

The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples subseries contains 1 file. This subseries contains a variety of document types including newspaper clippings, report excerpts from the Royal Commission, and transcripts. The specific topics this subseries covers are the Inuit exiles and the relocation of Inuit peoples to the high arctic in the 1950s and subsequent Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples to investigate wrongdoing.

ADDENDUMS-DIALOGUE MAGAZINES

The Dialogue Magazine subseries consists of 2 files of Dialogue Magazines. Files are arranged chronologically for a period of approximately 10 years. The time span shows changing views in Canada and changes in the publishing situation of the magazine. The specific topics covered in Dialogue Magazines in this subseries are the Liberal sponsorship scandal, same-sex marriage, various provincial and federal elections, Ottawa becoming bilingual, Quebec separation politics, and Senate reform.

WOMEN-RESEARCH-IMPORTANT BOOKS

The History of the Law of England as to the Effects of Marriage on Property and on the Wife's Legal Capacity by Courtney Stanhope Kenny, Fellow and Law lecturer of Downing College, Cambridge; chapters "Sterilization" and "Artificial Insemination" from The Sanctity of Life and the Criminal Law by Glanville Williams; The High-Caste Hindu Woman by Pundita Ramabai Sarasvati.

WOMEN-RESEARCH-IMPORTANT BOOKS

A copy of The German Woman and her Master by Henry de Halsalle and C. Sheridan Jones, published by T. Werner Laurie Ltd.; a copy of Caroline Norton by Alice Acland, annotated with notes from M.E. Ritchie and others, published by Constable and Company Ltd.

PUBLICATIONS BY GOVERNMENT

"Northern Neighbours" by R.A.J. Phillips, "Travel North to Canada's Northwest Territories," "The Future of the North" by R.G. Robertson, "A Northern Political and Economic Framework" by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, "Aboriginal Cultures of Ontario: A Summary of Definitions and Proposals to Preserve Their Cultural Hetritage Made by the Native People of Ontario" by Citizenship and Culture Canada, two editions of Inuktitut magazine, and "Response of the Government to the Report of the Special Committee on Indian Self-Government" by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

PUBLICATIONS BY GOVERNMENT

Brochure "Amending our Constitution: The rights of the aboriginal people"; "The Canadian Constitution 1981: A resolution adopted by the Parliament of Canada, December, 1981; statements by the Honourable John C. Munro, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, regarding Bill C-46 and C-47; "Native Peoples and the North: A Profile" published by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada; "Indians and the Law: a survey prepared for the Honourable Arthur Laing, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development" by The Canadian Corrections Association; The Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources Annual Report Fiscal Year 1961-1962; Annual Report of the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories 1961-1962; "This is the Arctic" by R.A.J. Phillips and G.F. Parsons for the Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources.

PUBLICATIONS BY GOVERNMENT

"Indian of Yukon and Northwest Territories," "Indians of British Columbia," "Indians of the Prairie Provinces," "North," "Canadian Eskimo Fine Crafts," and "Linguistic and Cultural Affiliations of Canadian Indian Bands" by the Department of indian and Northn Development. Also includes Human Relations magazine by the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

PUBLICATIONS BY GOVERNMENT

"Women's Perspectives" from the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal People, "DIAND Policy on Gender Equality Analysis, "Gender Equality Across DIAND," and "The Summer of 1990: Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs" by Ken Hughes for the House of Commons.

PUBLICATIONS BY GOVERNMENT

"Consultations between the Aboriginal Organuizations of Canada and External Affairs and International Trade," "Council for Yukon Indians Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement in Principle" by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and "Indian Self-Government in Canada: Report of the Special Committee" from the House of Commons.

PUBLICATIONS BY GOVERNMENT

Speeches and presentations by Jean Chretien, Titus Allooloo and Bruce McLaughlin, and Stephen Kakfwi and Ted Richard regarding education of aboriginal children, policy, and the Meech Lake Accord. "Boundary and Constitutional Agreement for the Implementation of Division of the Northwest Territories between the Western Constitutional Forum and the Nunavut Constitutional Forum," a special edition of Minister's Letter from the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, press releases from the First Ministers Conference, and a copy of the Indian Act from 1983.

PUBLICATIONS-HISTORY AND LAW

Law reviews, briefs, reports, journal articles, and magazines regarding aboriginal self government, development of aboriginal land, and aboriginal peoples and the constitution. Also includes "Why Indian Programs Failed: A Brief to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal People" submitted by Helen Buckley.

PUBLICATIONS-HISTORY AND LAW

"The Aboriginal Agenda: There has to be a better way" by Melvin H. Smith, "The Key: Indian Control of Indian Information" by the Indian Resource Information Centre Assembly of First Nations, and "Indian Control of Indian Education" by the National Indian Brotherhood.

PUBLICATIONS-HISTORY AND LAW

Dialogue magazine volume 6, number 2, "Indian Control of Indian Education" by the National indian Brotherhood, "Handbook to Indian Self-Government in Canada based on the Report of the Special Committee ogf the House of Commons" published by the Assembly of First Nations, and the brochure "Indian Education Information Package."

PUBLICATIONS-INDIAN WOMEN'S INEQUALITY

Revised Indian Act, Metis National Council of Women highlights, "Aboriginal Women's Justice Consultation: Final Report" by the Metis National Council of Women, and "Indigenous Women of the Americas: Canadian Committee: Indigenous Women's Art Designs" by the Metis National Council of Women.

PUBLICATIONS-INDIAN WOMEN'S INEQUALITY

Native Women's Association of Canada newsletters, extraqcts from a paper entitled "The Legal Status of the Canadian Indian," copies of articles from the Canadian Bar Review, "Economic Status of Native Women in Ontario" for Ontario Women's Directorate, Government of Ontario, and "Are We Going in Circles?: Beyond Token involvement: The Indian Act" by the Land Claims Information Officer at United Native Nations Society.

PUBLICATIONS-INDIAN WOMEN'S INEQUALITY

"Enfranchisement of Indian Women Pursuant to the Indian Act," "Final Report A Study on the Emotional Impact of Arbitrary Enfranchisement of Native Women and on their Families in Canada" and "Recommendations for Changes to the Indian Act" by Indian Rights for indian Women, and "Selected Documents in the Matter of Lovelace versus Canada pursuant to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights."

GOVERNMENT ISSUED BOOKS, BOOKLETS AND PAMPHLETS

The Hosken Report: Genital and Sexual Mutilation of Females by Fran Hosken, 3rd rev. ed., published by Women's International Network News; "The War Against Women: Report of the Standing Committee on Health and Welfare, Social Affairs, Seniors and the Status of Women" by Barbara Greene, chair of the Sub-committee on the Status of Women, House of Commons Issue number 3; "Federal Government Policy and Decision-making Process" prepared for women's groups in Canada by Lynne Tyler for Status of Women Canada.

GOVERNMENT ISSUED BOOKS, BOOKLETS AND PAMPHLETS

"Women in the Federal Public Service of Canada: A Decade of Change," a report by the Public Service Commission of Canada; "Affirmative Action in Canada: Ten Years After" by Leah Cohen, prepared for the Human Rights Directorate Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa; "Gender-based Analysis Guide: Steps to incorporating gender considerations into policy development and analysis" and "Gender-based Analysis Backgrounder" prepared by Marika Morris for Human Resources Development Canada; Annual Report 1990-1991 of the Department of Justice Canada; "Sexual Assault Legislation in Canada: An Evaluation: An Analysis of National Statistics Report number 4" by Julian Roberts, published by the Department of Justice Canada; new releases; backgrounders; "Achieving Labour Force Equality for Women: Federal Government Initiatives" from the Annual Conference of First Ministers, Vancouver 1986; speech by Kim Campbell, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, for the National Symposium on Women, the Law and the Administration of Justice, Vancouver 1991; "Policy of the Department of Justice on Gender Equality Analysis; Vis-a-vis: A National Newsletter on Family Violence volume 11, number 4.

LETTERS BY INDIVIDUALS SEEKING HELP

Correspondence to and from M.E. Ritchie, "Law and the Deaf" brief by William Lefley, newspaper clippings, court orders, fines, notices, and a copy of Criminal Acts: Documentation for Consultation by Georges Benoit for the Government of Quebec regarding injustice in family law, property law, (un)employment insurance, immigration, appeals, and immigration.

LETTERS BY INDIVIDUALS SEEKING HELP

Correspondence to and from M.E. Ritchie, newspaper clippings, memorandum, interview questions, membership brochures, and information sheets regarding injustice in family law, employment, adoptee rights and Bill 77, sex dirscrimination, unions, abortion, and property law.

LETTERS BY INDIVIDUALS SEEKING HELP

Correspondence to and from M.E. Ritchie, memorandum, notes, fact sheets, copies of newspaper clippings, membership applications, directories, hearing notices, certificates, resumes, and programs regarding injustice in employment, harassment, family law, and AIDS.

DESTRUCTION OF AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS

Correspondence, memorandum, legal research, notes, invoices, contracts, purchase orders, and receipts regarding a trade mark registration for Perm-O-Seal and subsequent law suit involving ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and father, Allan I. Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, memorandum, notice of hearing, and legal research regarding the divorce and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie. Also includes documents regarding the legal case fought by Robert H. Ritchie over Perm-O-Seal.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, transcripts, and legal research regarding the divorce, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Family Court transcripts, correspondence, notes, and supporting documentation regarding the divorce, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, notes, legal research, and court documents regarding the divorce, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Family Court transcripts and legal research regarding the divorce, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, notes, legal research, and court documents regarding the divorce, finances, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, notes, memorandum, legal research, and court documents regarding the divorce, finances, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, notes, legal research, memorandum, transcripts of telephone conversations, and court documents regarding the divorce, finances, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, notes, legal research, memorandum, and transcripts of telephone conversations regarding the divorce, finances, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, notes, legal research, memorandum, and transcripts of telephone conversations regarding the divorce, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, notes, memorandum, legal research, and court documents regarding the divorce, finances, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, notes, legal research, memorandum, and transcripts of telephone conversations regarding the divorce, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, notes, legal research, memorandum, court documents, and transcripts of telephone conversations regarding the divorce, finances, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, memorandum, and transcripts of telephone conversations regarding the divorce, finances, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, notes, memorandum, legal research, and court documents regarding the divorce, finances, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, notes, legal research, memorandum, court documents, and transcripts of telephone conversations regarding the divorce, finances, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, memorandum, and transcripts of telephone conversations regarding the divorce, finances, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, notes, legal research, memorandum, court documents, and transcripts of telephone conversations regarding the divorce, finances, family court, and child custody case of ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and his wife Audrey Ritchie.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, financial records, and notes regarding an investment dispute with the Ministry of Financial Institution between ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and Patricia Bishop over legal name changes.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, financial records, and court documents regarding a property dispute between ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and Patricia Bishop, over a condominium.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, court documents, memorandum, and notes regarding a property dispute between ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and Patricia Bishop over a condominium.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, affadavits, notes, memorandum, court documents and financial records regarding a property dispute between ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and Patricia Bishop over a condominium.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, affadavits, notes, memorandum, and court documents regarding a property dispute between ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and Patricia Bishop over a condominium.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, court documents, memorandum, and notes regarding a property dispute between ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and Patricia Bishop over a condominium and against Huronia Trust for possible mishandling of investments.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence and financial records regarding a dispute between ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and Patricia Bishop over Patricia Bishop closing joint bank accounts.

FAMILY COURTS

Correspondence, affadavits, notes, memorandum, court documents and financial records regarding a property dispute between ME Ritchie's brother, Robert H. Ritchie, and Patricia Bishop over a condominium as well as financial investments.

PROTESTS

Correspondence, copies of newspaper clippings, and copies of websites regarding publically announcing parents who defaulted on child support, family court's bias towards mothers, a letter to the editor ME Ritchie wrote about family court, and responses to ME Ritchie's letter to the editor. Also includes "Report on the effects on Support Recipients and Support Payers as a result of the application of Canada's Federal Child Support Guidelines in various family situations" by the Family Justice Review Committee and Chairman Dorian A. Baxter.

SANDRA ANSTEY

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, background papers, summaries, service contracts, and resumes regarding Sandra Anstey volunteering for the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

PHILIP BIRD

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, background papers, summaries, and resumes regarding Philip Bird volunteering for the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

JUDY BOWEN

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, background papers, summaries, and resumes regarding Judy Bowen volunteering for the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

VIOLA CAISSY

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, background papers, reports, booklets, summaries, and political newspapers regarding Viola Caissy volunteering for the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

JEANNETTE FRASER

Correspondence, memorandum, copies of newspaper clippings, briefing notes, programmes, and notes regarding Jeannette Fraser volunteering for the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

SHANNON FRASER

Correspondence, memorandum, copies of newspaper clippings, briefing notes, programmes, and notes regarding Shannon Fraser volunteering for the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

MARK GARNES

Correspondence and memorandum regarding Mark Garnes volunteering for the Human Rights Institute of Canada to draw political cartoons. Includes originals and copies of political cartoons about women's inequality and political corruption.

SUZANNE GLASS

Correspondence, memorandum, copies of newspaper clippings, briefing notes, programmes, and notes regarding Suzanne Glass volunteering for the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

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