The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights

Official Dedication of Site

The site for the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights was officially dedicated on April 17, 1985, Equality Day, in the presence of the then Secretary of State, the Honourable Walter McLean, Minister responsible for the Status of Women and Disabled Persons. On this day, Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into force.

“As Minister responsible for human rights, I certainly do not hesitate to support your worthy endeavours. I am particularly impressed with the widespread endorsement that the idea has received to date.”  Honourable Walter McLean

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