Fonds 10-136 - Rosemary Billings fonds

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Rosemary Billings fonds

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  • Textual record

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CA ON0034 10-136

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  • 1977-1987 (Creation)

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20 cm of textual records

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Rosemary Billings was an activist and lobbyist who worked as an executive member of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women and the Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women on the Constitution, which fought for inclusion of Section 28 in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – ensuring the recognition of the equality of women and men. Rosemary Billings was also a Federal Government employee, retiring in 2003. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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The fonds consists of records created and collected by Rosemary Billings in her capacity as an executive member of the Ad Hoc Committee of the Canadian Women on the Constitution and the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) and relate to the creation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the guarantee for women's rights under Section 28. The records illustrate the work that Billings and her colleagues did to lobby the government to ensure that section 28 was not removed.

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Records were received from the donor in 2017


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  • English

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  • Latin

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Created in 2019-02-04

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