The Diefenbaker Canada Centre reopened to the public March 30 after months of renovations.
The Diefenbaker centre is located at the University of Saskatchewan between the Education Building and the Royal University Hospital. It first opened its doors in 1980 as a place to commemorate John Diefenbaker, the 13th prime minister of Canada.
The reopening is marked by three new exhibits highlighting the former prime minister and U of S alumnus’s dedication to human rights: The Diefenbaker Legacy; The Canadian Bill of Rights; and Unity, Diversity and Justice: Canadian Approaches to Human Rights.
The renovation was funded through a partnership between the Government of Canada and the U of S. The government made a $1.33-million investment in September 2010 after a visit to the centre by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who was on campus to mark the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Bill of Rights, a precursor to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms adopted in 1982.
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