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Charter of Rights and Freedoms Celebrated

April 5, 2012 6:33 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

A 30th birthday party for the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms will be celebrated by the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba today.

A roster of speakers are scheduled to attend, including Manitobans whose lives have been changed by the entrenchment of constitutional rights. The event will also examine some of the gaps in rights protection and the ongoing issues that prevent the full realization of the Charter’s promise.

Speakers include Yvonne Peters, Chris Vogel and Richard North, Céleste McKay, and Rénald Rémillard.

The event will take place from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Robson Hall, 224 Dysart Road.