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GUY D'AVIGNON

Memorandum, court documents, and correspondence regarding Guy D'Avignon's registation from the Human Rights Institute of Canada over the Meech Lake Accord, his work with the Public Service Staff Relations Board, Bill C-72 on official languages, and a conference in South Africa.

RAYMOND L. DUPLESSIS, Q.C

Memorandum, correspondence, notes, and publications regarding Raymond du Plessis's support of the Human Rights Institute of Canada, ME Ritchie's attempts to have portraits of the Famous Five hung in the Senate, historical inaccuracies of the Persons Case, the Meech Lake Accord, Persons Case II, and the law-making process.

DORIS EDWARDS

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, newsletters, employment contracts, and research regarding Doris Edwards' support of the Human Rights Institute of Canada, the death of Doris Edwards, research Doris Edwards had done on the middle east, her work with ME Ritchie at the Department of Justice, and a history of human rights in England from the Anglo-Saxon period.

ADELE FINLAYSON

Correspondence regarding the Canadian Judicial Council, Adele Finlayson's support of the Human Rights Institute of Canada, and her tenure as the Institute's first Vice-President.

JURGEN VOLLRATH

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and advertisements regarding bilingualism and Jurgen Vollrath's support of the Human Rights Institute of Canada. Also includes "Establishing Your Constituency Office: A Guide for Newly-Elected members of the House of Commons" by the House of Commons.

JURGEN VOLLRATH

Correspondence, memorandum, and copies of newspaper clippings regarding Jurgen Vollrath's activism against bilingualism, Quebec separatism, and a request to interview ME Ritchie about human rights in Canada.

CLAIRE R. HEGGTVEIT

Correspondence, memorandum, reports, briefs, legislation, and supporting documents regarding Persons Case II, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Claire R. Heggtveit's support for the Human Rights Institute of Canada, the Patent Act, women's organisations, abortion, the Meech Lake Accord, impeachment proceedures, and the writing of a will.

CLAIRE R. HEGGTVEIT

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, newspaper clippings, posters, and supporting documents regarding Claire R. Heggtveit's support for the Human Rights Institute of Canada, her nomination for the Persons Award, ME Ritchie's nomination for the Persons Award, Persons Case II, pay equity, violence against women, the status of women, and the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW).

A PARTIAL CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD

Correspondence, memorandum, and notes regarding the appointment of Senators, Senate reform, the lack of women senators being appointed, and the call for equal appointment through the proposed Persons Case II to require senate appointment to be equally male and female. Some mentions of the West Coast Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) conference and of the proposed ammendment to the Criminal Code regarding stalking. Also includes nomination forms for the Governor General's Persons Award.

CLAIRE R. HEGGTVEIT

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, memorandum, awards, notes, and supporting documents regarding the Meech Lake Accord, Claire R. Heggtveit's support for the Human Rights Institute of Canada, Ottawa bilingualism, Nanoose Bay, the 1998 ice storm, and Claire Heggtveit's Persons Award.

A PARTIAL CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD

Correspondence, memorandum, background research, and notes regarding the Famous Five and misrepresentation of the Persons Case, the appointment of Senators, Senate reform, the lack of women senators being appointed, and the call for equal appointment through the proposed Persons Case II to require senate appointment to be equally male and female. Some mentions of the status rights of aboriginal women.

A PARTIAL CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD

Correspondence, memorandum, background research, and copies of newspaper clippings regarding the Famous Five and misrepresentation of the Persons Case, the appointment of Senators, Senate reform, the lack of women senators being appointed, and the call for equal appointment through the proposed Persons Case II to require senate appointment to be equally male and female.

REFERENCES BY GOVERNMENT TO THE SUPREME COURT-PRIVY COUNCIL

Correspondence, memorandum, Privy Council and Supreme Court proceedings, copies of newspaper clippings, Privy Council meeting minutes, notes, and research from the original Persons Case and the reference to the Supreme Court regarding admission of women to the Senate of Canada. Also contains access to information requests from the mid 1980s for access to original Persons Case documents.

VOLUNTEER RESEARCH RE: WOMENS' SENATE APPOINTMENTS

Correspondence, archival background research, access to information request forms, notes, copies of articles, and copies of the Canadian Pariliamentary Guide regarding the appointment of Senators and the lack of women senators being appointed. Also discusses the possibility of a woman being appointed to Lieutenant Governor.

RESEARCHING THE PUZZLES

Research on the original Persons Case. Correspondence, memorandum, notes, telegrams, background research, copies of articles, Canadian Bar Review, and copies of newspaper clippings regarding the Famous Five, misrepresentation of the Persons Case and the appointment of Senators. Also includes proceedings from the Supreme Court of Canada and the Privy Council of the House of Lords.

RESEARCHING THE PUZZLES

Research on the original Persons Case. Correspondence, memorandum, notes, background research, copies of articles, and narrative histories of the Persons Case regarding the Famous Five, misrepresentation of the Persons Case, and the appointment of Senators. Also includes the Supreme Court of Canada Act.

BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

Copies of book chapters, magazines, and journal articles celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Persons Case and various biographies of the Famous Five. Also includes the 1924 booklet "Legal Status of Women in Canada" published by The Department of Labour Canada at the request of the National Council of Women of Canada.

MICHAELLE JEAN

Copies of newspaper clippings regarding the appointment of Michaelle Jean as Governor General, Michaelle Jean's speech at her appointment ceremony, and the challenges she would face going into this position. Also includes research on the role and duties of the Governor General.

MICHAELLE JEAN

Copies of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and supporting documents regarding Michaelle Jean's tenure as Governor General, the role of the Governor General as prepresentative of the Queen, social activism and aboriginal rights, and Michaelle Jean's replacement by David Johnston. Also includes the Order of Canada newsletter Celebrating Excellence! from Fall 2008.

SELECTIVE DEBATES

Senate debates regarding the Pioneer Trust Payment Continuation Bill, the status of women, human rights, foreign affairs, the Constitution, Senate reform, and Jury Duty for women.

SELECTIVE DEBATES

Senate debates regarding the Meech Lake Accord, the Constitution, aboriginal rights, child abuse, the status of women, banking, fisheries and oceans, and status rights for aboriginal women.

SENATE REFORM DISCUSSIONS

Government booklets including "Reform of the Senate: A Discussion Paper" by Minister of Justice Mark MacGuigan, "Report on Certain Aspects of the Canadian Constitution" by the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, and "Reform of the Canadian Senate" by Louis Massicotte and Francoise Coulombe of the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament. Also includes speeches and bibliographies on Senate reform and the role of the Senate in Canadian politics.

POWER OF THE SENATE-SENATORS VIEWS

Correspondence, memorandum, Senate debates, and questionairres regarding a survey of the opinions of Senators on the role of the Senate and their work there conducted by the Human Rights Institute of Canada. Also includes a 2003 reflection relating this survey to Persons Case II.

POWER OF THE SENATE-SENATORS VIEWS

Correspondence, memorandum, Senate debates, and questionairres regarding a survey of the opinions of Senators on the role of the Senate and their work there conducted by the Human Rights Institute of Canada. Also includes a 2003 reflection relating this survey to Persons Case II.

PAT CARNEY

Correspondence and copies of newspaper articles regarding Pat Carney's term as a Senator, Nanoose Bay, and newspaper articles written by Pat Carneyon arctic tanker ships.

THERESE CASGRAIN

Correspondence, memorandum, copies of book chapters, and copies of newspaper clippings regarding Therese Casgrain's activism for women's equality and the right to vote in Quebec.

SHARON CARSTAIRS

Correspondence, copies of newspaper clippings, press releases, and memorandum regarding the New Brunswick constitutional amendment, Sharon Carstairs' term as Senator, discrimination against women, and the Meech Lake Accord.

ROYCE FRITH

Correspondence, Senate debates containing speeches by Royce Frith, and memorandum, regarding Royce Firth's term as Senator, his questioning of the record of the Mulroney government, and the New Brunswick constitutional amendment.

MARJORY LEBRETON

Correspondence, copies of newspaper clippings, biographies, and speeches regarding Marjory LeBreton's term as Leader of the Government in the Senate and Secretary of State. Also includes Ottawa Woman magazine, summer 1987.

PAUL LUCIER

Senate debates, correspondence, and memorandum regarding Senator Paul Lucier's term in Senate, the Meech Lake Accord, and Paul Lucier's support for the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

DR. LORNA MARSDEN

Correspondence, memorandum, Senate debates, questionairres, copies of newspaper clippings, speeches, and supporting documents regarding Senate reform, the Meech Lake Accord, Dr. Lorna Marsden's retirement from the Senate, and Lorna Marsden's support for the status of women and women's equality in the Senate.

DONALD OLIVER

Correspondence, transcripts, Senate debates, Senate bills, and supporting documents regarding Senator Donald Oliver's support of Persons Case II, criminal anti-stalking laws, and women's equality.

JOAN NEIMAN

Correspondence, Senate debates, copies of newsdpaper clippings, and memorandum regarding Joan Neiman's term as a Senator, her attempts to overturn band on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, aboriginal rights, and Persons Case II.

DONALD OLIVER

Correspondence, memorandum, Senate committee proceedings, and submissions to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs by Senator Donald Oliver and the Human Rights Institute of Canada regarding criminal anti-stalking laws.

PERSONS CASE II-THE BEGINNING-HILDA CRYDERMAN'S LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU (PREPARED BY DR. MARGUERITE E. RITCHIE)

Correspondence, resolutions, and copies of book chapters regarding representation in the Cabinet in Canada and Hilda Cryderman's request to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to appoint a woman to Cabinet before the election. Includes a 2004 and 2008 reflection on women's place in government coming up against Prime Ministers.

DONALD OLIVER

Correspondence, memorandum, summaries of evidence presented in Senate, copies of newspaper clippings, and supporting documents regarding Senator Donald Oliver's work with racism in Canada, nuclear disarmament, Nanoose Bay, and criminal anti-stalking laws.

LANDON PEARSON

Correspondence, conference materials, copies of newspaper clippings and supporting documents regarding the work of Senator Landon Pearson on teenage sex workers, child exploitation, and child abuse.

VIVIENNE POY

Correspondence, speeches, Senate debates, memorandum, copies of newspaper articles, and presenations regarding Senator Vivienne Poy's work with gendered language in the national anthem, the Chinese Head Tax, immigrant experiences in Canada, and racism.

DOUG ROCHE

Correspondence, memorandum, copies of newspaper clippings, newsletters, and Senate debates regarding Senate reform and Senator Dough Roche's work for nuclear disarmament.

CALVIN RUCK

Correspondence, biography, and Senate debates regarding Senator Calvin Ruck's work on human rights, black Canadian in the military, and the burial graves of black veterans.

PAUL YUZK

Correspondence, memorandum, greeting cards, press releases, and Senate debates regarding Senator Paul Yuzk's support of the Human Rights Institute of Canada, the death of Paul Yuzk, and Senator Paul Yuzk's work on the Constitution and the North Atliantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

SELECTION A TO Z

Press releases, biographies, newspaper clippings, lists of Senators, Senate debates, speeches, correspondence, and memorandum regarding the make up of the Senate, human rights, attitudes towards the Senate, Senate reform, the work of the Senate, Senate appointments, and Senate retirements.

WARREN ALLMAND-CONSTITUTION

Correspondence, press releases, copies of newspaper clippings, and supporting documents regarding Member of Parliament Warren Allmand's stance on Quebec separatism, the New Brunswick constitutional amendment, and retirement.

LLOYD AXWORTHY-WOMEN ISSUES

Correspondence, copies of newspaper clippings, and notes regarding Lloyd Axworthy's position as Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Nanoose Bay, militarism, and refugees. Also includes "The Perpetuation of a Myth" The Anderson-Axworthy Affair" by Bernice Sisler.

DAWN BLACK-WOMEN ISSUES

Correspondence, newsletters, House of Commons debates, and speeches regarding Member of Parliament Dawn Black's position as NDP critic for the Status of Women, rape shielf laws, the Charlottetown Accord, child benefits, violence against women, immigration, pornography, and women's equality.

JAN BROWN-INDEPENDENCE FROM PARTY LINES

Correspondence, memorandum, and copies of newspaper clippings regarding Senate reform, intolerance in the Reform Party, and Member of Parliament Jan Brown quiting the Reform Party and sitting as an independent before joining the Progressive Conservatives in the next election.

MARY COLLINS-WOMEN ISSUES

Correspondence with the Office of Prime Minister Kim Campbell and Mary Collins, Minister for the Status of Women, newsletters, speeches, memorandum, and notes regarding the Charter Law Development Program, Persons Case II, Senate reform, and the status of women. Also includes "Working Together for Women's Health: A Framework for the Development of Policies and Programs" prepared by the federal-provincial-territorial working group on Women's Health.

DAVID CROMBIE-RESTORING INDIAN WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases, memorandum, House of Commons debates, and newsletters regarding Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs David Crombie's work to address discrimination in the Indian Act, aboriginal women's rights, multiculturalism, and investigations into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

LLOYD FRANCIS-ETHICS OF THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT

Correspondence, copies of newspaper clippings, House of Commons debates, speeches, articles, legal research, and memorandum regarding Lloyd Francis in his role as Speaker of the House of Commons and Ambassador to Portugal, immigration, the Reform Party, the New Brunswick constitutional amendment, and partisan politics.

LLOYD FRANCIS-ETHICS OF THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT

Correspondence, copies of newspaper clippings, notes, and memorandum regarding Lloyd Francis in his role as Speaker of the House of Commons and Ambassador to Portugal, the death of Lloyd Francis, bilingualism, Lloyd Francis' autobiography "Ottawa Boy," Lloyd Francis' support for the Human Rights Institute of Canada, and the rescinding of the Order of Ontario award from ME Ritchie. Also includes a 2009 note regarding the legacy of Lloyd Francis.

JIM FULTON-NATIVES

Information kit from Member of Parliament Jim Fulton on the Leonard Peltier extradition case, including House of Commons debates, correspondence, copies of newspaper clippings, and reports.

BERYL GAFFNEY-WOMEN'S EQUALITY

Correspondence, copies of newspaper clippings, press releases, reports, memorandum, speeches, and House of Commons debates regarding Member of Beryl Gaffney's work to have the tax on child benefits removed, the Task Group on the Tax Treatment of Child Support, Persons Case II, sexual assault, and women's equality in employment.

BERYL GAFFNEY-WOMEN'S EQUALITY

Correspondence, greeting cards, press releases, notes, biographies, memorandum, speeches, and House of Commons bills regarding Member of Beryl Gaffney's work to have the tax on child benefits removed, Persons Case II, and the Governor General's Persons Award. Includes a 2009 reflection of the work and legacy of Beryl Gaffney.

DAVID KILGOUR-PARTY POLITICS

Correspondence, memorandum, copies of newspaper clippings, and articles regarding Member of Parliament David Kilgour resigning from the Liberal Party to be an independent, partisan politics, the Liberal sponsorship scandal, national unity, the New Brunswick constitutional amendment, Senate reform, and Persons Case II.

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