Series 5 - Canadian Human Rights Commission complaint files

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Canadian Human Rights Commission complaint files

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CA ON00047 5

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  • 1991-1997 (Creation)

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12 cm of textual records

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Series consists of records regarding Robinson’s complaint to the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The complaint alleged that the House of Commons of Canada, as represented by the Board of Internal Economy, was denying certain benefits to Members of Parliament, their employees and employees of the House, on the basis of sexual orientation, in contravention of Section 10 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. The series includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, notes, copies of complaint forms, newspaper clippings, minutes, and post cards.

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The seven digit file number refers to the year the file was created, and the sequential file number for that year (i.e. 940 8615 - the 8615th file created in 1994)

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Any personal letters sent to Robinson are not to be publicly disclosed until 20 years after the creation of the letter. File F0049-05-01 in this series is restricted.

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