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PERSONS CASE II-SEARCH FOR FUNDING-FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Correspondence, memorandum, grant applications, and background materials regarding funding applications to the federal government to support Persons Case II. Funding applications were not successful. Also includes a proposal for two additional positions at the Human Rights Institute of Canada: a Librarian/Office Mnanager and a Researcher.

PERSONS CASE II-SEARCH FOR FUNDING-CYNTHIA MACFARLANE COURT CHALLENGE PROGRAM

Funding request from the Charter Challenges Program. Correspondence with board member Cynthia MacFarlane, meeting minutes of the Human Rights Institute of Canada, and an application to the Charter Challenges Program. Also includes a copy of the Human Rights Treaty convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women.

PERSONS CASE II-LAWYERS INVOLVED-SHIRISH CHOTALIA-PUNDIT AND CHOTALIA

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, press releases, affidavits, and supporting documentation regarding a proposed lawsuit brought against the Attorney General of Canada in the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta by the Human Rights Institute of Canada, Shirish Chotalia of Pundit and Chotalia law firm preparing litigation materials under the Court Challenges Program for Persons Case II and subsequent attorney-client issues. Also includes a copy of the second application to the Court Challenges Program after the withdrawl of the first.

PERSONS CASE II-REFORM PARTY

Correspondence, memorandum, copies of newspaper clippings, court documents, press releases, and supporting documentation regarding Senate reform, the injunction sought by the Reform Party in favour of an elected Alberta Senator, and requesting support from the Reform Party of Canada and Reform Party Leader Preston Manning for Persons Case II.

PERSONS CASE II-GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, memorandum, transcripts of telephone conversations, copies of newspaper clippings, notes, press releases, and supporting documentation regarding Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW), research and support for Persons Case II.

FAMOUS 5 FOUNDATION-HISTORY OF ERRORS

Correspondence, memorandum, copies of newspaper clippings, and supporting documentation regarding a misrepresentation of the Famous Five and the Persons Case, specifically in regards to Frances Wright of the Famous Five Foundation misrepresenting the Persons Case.

A PARTIAL CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD

Correspondence, memorandum, open letter to parliament, copies of newspaper clippings, background information, 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 status rights of aboriginal women.

A PARTIAL CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, resolutions, short biographies, and background information 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.

A PARTIAL CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, copies of newspaper clippings, speech for news conference, transcripts of telephone calls, and background information 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.

A PARTIAL CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, copies of newspaper clippings, press releases, and background information 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.

A PARTIAL CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, copies of newspaper clippings, press releases, and background information 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 status rights of aboriginal women.

A PARTIAL CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD

Correspondence, memorandum, background research, and notes regarding the Famous Five, 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 amendment to the Criminal Code to increase penalties for stalking.

COMMISSIONER IRENE JOHNSON

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, and newspaper clippings regarding Public Service Commissioner Irene Johnson's work on gender discrimination in the civil service and professional development to open job opportunities for women in support roles, such as secretaries.

REPORTS

Reports, press releases, questionaires, Young Canada Works applications, speeches, and memorandum regarding equal employment opportunity for women withing the public sector. Also includes the final report of the Royal Commission on Financial Management and Accountability."

ALEXIS CLARK-FINAL REPORT

Correspondence regarding the report and a copy of the report "The Application of the Merit Principle to Women in The Public Service: How Governments and Bureaucrats Manipulate Equality in the Public Service" by Alexis Clark.

ALEXIS CLARK-CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, research notes, and definitions for Alexis Clark's report "The Application of the Merit Principle to Women in The Public Service: How Governments and Bureaucrats Manipulate Equality in the Public Service." Also includes "Guide to the Public Service Appeals System" by the Public Service Commission.

REACHING UP CONFERENCE

Correspondence, notes, memorandum, programme drafts, participant lists, subsidy requests, press releases, and various planning materials regarding the Human Rights Institute of Canada conference "Reaching up: A Conference on Equity of Access to Power for Women" on Senate reform and Persons Case II.

CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, memorandum, press releases, copies of newspaper clippings, notes, Senator lists, tracking sheets for media contacts and research, and speeches regarding Senate reform, Senate appointments, and women's representation in the government.

CORRESPONDENCE

Copies of newspaper clippings, correspondence, memorandum, reports, booklets, and Senate bills regarding the statue of the Famous Five on Parliament Hill, racist and eugenics believe of the Famous Five, violence against women, female genital mutilation, discrimination against women, honour killings, and the Persons Case.

VOLUNTEERS IN THE HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE OF CANADA

The Volunteers in the Human Rights Institute of Canada subseries contains 48 files discussing volunteers at the Human Rights Institute of Canada, the projects volunteers contributed to, and their experiences at the Institute. Files are arranged by volunteer. This subseries contains a variety of document types including correspondence, memorandum, summaries, background documents, contracts, surveys, reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, programs, briefs, press releases, meeting minutes, fundraising, directories, financial statements, articles, telephone questionnaires, CVs and resumes, volunteer forms, letters of recommendation from Marguerite Ritchie for volunteers, school assignments, legislation, and membership records. The specific topics this subseries covers are Trudeau’s promises to Quebec, the Meech Lake Accord, French language rights, language rights in Quebec, Persons Case II, aboriginal rights, the roles of the Prime Minister and Senators, royal commissions, resettlement of Newfoundlanders in 1954-1973, discrimination against women in the armed forces, and political corruption.

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.

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.

GLORIA JOHNSTON

Correspondence, memorandum, newspaper clippings, resumes, press releases, and notes regarding Gloria Monje Johnston volunteering for the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

MIA PEARSON

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, membership card and receipt, meeting minutes, news releases, and resumes regarding Mia Pearson, a volunteer at the Human Rights Institute of Canada, her research on the Quebec Provincial Police, her preparation of draft correspondence and news releases and a human rights calendar, and her subsequent search for employment.

SUSANNE STUTZ

Correspondence, copies of newspaper clippings, news releases, meeting minutes, copies of Dialogue magazine, speeches, programs, financial statements, memorandum, sketches, book reviews, resumes, and job descriptions regarding Susanne Stutz, a volunteer at the Huan Rights Institute of Canada, and aboriginal rights.

AISHA TOOR

Memorandum, correspondence, conference notices, book reviews, draft correspondence, work reports, directories, programs, and various school submissions (written by Aisha) regarding Aisha Toor, a volunteer at the Human Rights Institute of Canada, and her preparation of correspondence for M.E. Ritchie.

TERY GUERRIERO

Memorandum, recommendation letters from M.E. Ritchie, "The Unbalanced Scales of Justice" by Guerriero, and notes regarding Terry Guerriero, a volunteer at the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

MARINA TSERKOVNITSKA

Correspondence, memorandum, fact sheets, summaries, copies of newsletter extracts, "Some lessons for Ukraine about official bilingualism" by Tserkovnitska, "United Nations Development Programme: Socio-economic Impact on Women of the Transition Process in Countries of Eastern, the CIS and the Baltic States" by Ewa Ruminska-Zimny, and curriculum vitae regarding Marina Tserkovnitska, a volunteer at the Human Rights Institute of Canada, various organizations' support of Persons Case II, and language rights in Quebec.

BETTY VAN DER HAM

Correspondence, letters of recommendation from M.E. Ritchie, membership receipts, notes, membership funds list, response lists, evaulations, news releases, copies of newspaper clippings, brochures, job entry forms, fact sheets, resumes, "Women and Politics" by Van der Ham, and memorandum regarding Betty Van der Ham, a volunteer at the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

IAIN WILSON

Memorandum, letters of recommendation from M.E. Ritchie, correspondence, notes, newsletter drafts, draft letters (mainly prepared for M.E. Ritchie), media contact lists and directories, telephone dictations, cost estimates, copies of newspaper clippings, backgrounders, draft news releases, and resumes regarding Iain Wilson, a volunteer at the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

BARBARA BROWN

Correspondence, "Sources of Governemnt of Canada Support to Voluntary Organizations" published by the Voluntary Action Directorate, speeches, bibliographies, table of contents from Women Like Me: The Women's Business Directory Southern Ontario 1982" by Karen Fraser, Canadian Rights Reporter order forms, extracts from "Office de la langue rapport annuel" 1986-87 and 1987-88, various human rights research materials (mainly tables of contents), notes, federal election tallies, "Research Collections in Canadian Libraries" published by the National Library of Canada, and copies of newspaper clippings regarding Barbara Brown, a volunteer at the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence with Muriel McQueen Fergusson, notes, summaries, and transcripts of telephone conversations regarding ME Ritchie accepting the position of vice-chairman of the Anti-Dumping Tribunal, nomination ME Ritchie for the position of Human Rights Commissioner, the Royal Commission on the Status of Women, equal pay, gender discrimination in government appointments, and women on juries for criminal cases.

CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence with Muriel McQueen Fergusson, Senate speeches, notes, and copies of newspaper clippings regarding seeking support for Persons Case II from Senators, the "Reaching Up" human rights conference, women sitting on juries for criminal cases, and women's rights.

CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence with Muriel McQueen Fergusson, memorandum, and copies of newspaper clippings regarding discrimination against women in the civil service, armed services death benefit bill, women Senators, Persons Case II, Muriel McQueen Fergusson receiving the Therese Casgrain Award, and the Meech Lake Accord.

CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence with Muriel McQueen Fergusson, memorandum, and supporting documentation regarding the Meech Lake Accord, Persons Case II, and Muriel McQueen Fergusson's later years.

CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence with Barbara Ann Howat, niece of Muriel McQueen Fergusson, and Muriel McQueen Fergusson, memorandum, notes, copies of newspaper articles, and supporting documentation regarding Muriel McQueen Fergusson's files after her death, women sitting on juries for criminal cases, and the documentary on the life and work of Muriel McQueen Fergusson by Semra Yuksel.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

Newspaper clippings, programmes, conference reports, and correspondence regarding Muriel McQueen Fergusson life, awards, and work on violence against women, domestic abuse, women sitting on juries for criminal cases, and women in politics.

SENATE DEBATES

Senate debates, minutes of the Senate, and Senate standing committee on Banking and Commerce proceedings regarding estate tax and discrimination against women in tax law.

SENATE DEBATES

Senate debates regarding women's equality, women in the constitution of China, poverty, a Throne Speech on the status of women, and women sitting on juries for criminal cases.

HON. MARJORIE M. BOWKER

Correspondence, newsletters, newspaper clippings, greeting cards, magazines, and court documents regarding Marjorie M. Bowker receiving the Order of Canada, the Meech Lake Accord, the North American Free Trade Agreement, divorce law and Marjorie M. Bowker's work as a family court judge, and the status of women.

HON. MARJORIE M. BOWKER

Correspondence, newsletters, newspaper clippings, greeting cards, magazines, and court documents regarding divorce law and Marjorie M. Bowker's work as a family court judge, an manuscript by Marjorie Bowker's husband, Wilbur Bowker, on Alberta's Legal History, a grant application to the Winspear Foundation, and women in politics.

DEAN WILBUR J. BOWKER

Correspondence, articles, copies of newspaper clippings, and copies of book chapters regarding women's suffrage, the retirement of Wilbur J. Bowker as Director of the Institute of Law Research and Reform and Dean of Law at the University of Alberta, and women as lawyers.

DR. E. MARGARET FULTON

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, copies of newspaper clippings, and supporting documents regarding Margaret Fulton's support of the Human Rights Institute of Canada, Persons Case II, Senate reform, and Michelle Bjornson making a documentary on women's movements, including filming an interview with Member of Parliament Beryl Gaffney.

DR. E. MARGARET FULTON

Correspondence, memorandum, newspaper clippings, reports, speeches, and magazine articles regarding Margaret Fulton's work for women's rights, support for the Human Rights Institute of Canada, the death of Margaret Fulton's brother Lockhart R. Fulton, Nanoose Bay, bilingualism, and Canadian politics.

HON. EUGENE FORSEY-SUBMISSIONS AND ARTICLES RE: CANADIAN CONSTITUTION

Transcripts of the Standing Committing of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on Privileges and Election, Standing Orders and Printing, the Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence of the Standing Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons on Regulations and other Statutory Instruments chaired by Eugene Forsey, and Senate debates of a Throne Speech. Also contains "How Canadians Govern Themselves" by Eugene A. Forsey.

AUDREY AND COLIN CASWELL

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, memorandum, pamplets, United Nations General Assebly resolution, greeting cards, and court documents regarding the death of Audrey E. Caswell, the death of Colin Caswell, Audrey and Colin Caswell's support of the Human Rights Institute of Canada, bilingualism, the Charlottetown Accord, the Meech Lake Accord, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), grand jury indictment papers for high treason against various politicians, Persons Case II, and economic freedoms.

WILLIAM DEACON

Correspondence, notes, greeting cards, memorandum, political cartoons, and copies of newspaper clippings regarding William (Bill) Deacon's support of the Human Rights Institute of Canada, Nanoose Bay, Persons Case II, the interuption of the Reform Party Supreme Court case on Senate reform, and the Meech Lake Accord.

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