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Proclamation 1982

On this page you will find videos with audio descriptions of five stories contained in the augmented reality experience, Proclamation 1982, produced in partnership with Library and Archives Canada.

A young woman and a young man each hold one side of a tablet that shows the home page of the app called Proclamation 1982.

Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

The described videos below feature an introduction and four separate stories related to how people’s rights were protected before and after the Proclamation of the Constitution Act, 1982.

A Pioneering Proclamation – described video

A Pioneering Proclamation marks the pivotal moment for human rights in Canada when Queen Elizabeth II signed the Proclamation of the Constitution Act, 1982.


Implied Rights Can Be Denied – described video

Implied Rights Can Be Denied examines the concept of an implied bill of rights and its limited ability to protect rights in Canada before a written Charter of Rights and Freedoms was enacted in 1982.


Protecting Human Rights by Law – described video

Protecting Human Rights by Law shows how the Canadian Bill of Rights of 1960 was largely unable to protect rights because it wasn’t written into Canada’s Constitution.


A Test of Charter Protections – described video

A Test of Charter Protections looks at ways the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has been used by the Supreme Court to test existing or proposed laws. Do they comply with, or violate, its guaranteed rights and freedoms?


Ruling on Religious Freedoms – described video

Ruling on Religious Freedoms describes how the Lord’s Day Act of 1906 was struck down in a court case because it conflicted with rights protected in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


Download the free AR app for iOS called Proclamation 1982.