Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada

October 31, 2007 07:00 ET

Library and Archives Canada: The Original Proclamation of the Constitution Now on Display at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto

Canada Collects: Treasures from Across the Nation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2007) - Library and Archives Canada is proud to announce that the original Proclamation of the Constitution is currently on display at the Royal Ontario Museum as part of the exhibition, Canada Collects: Treasures from Across the Nation. The exhibition is celebrating the art of collecting in Canada.

The original Proclamation, signed by Queen Elizabeth II on April 17, 1982, was accompanied by a Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and became an amending formula that would no longer require an appeal to the British Parliament.

Illustrating the diversity of collecting across the country, Canada Collects presents everything from important Canadian historic artifacts to internationally recognized works of fine art. The Constitution and other items will be on display until January 6, 2008 in the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)'s Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall.

Contact Information

  • Library and Archives Canada
    Pauline Portelance
    Senior Media Relations Officer