n June 15, 1215,
Britain’s barons gathered to negotiate a new relationship with their quarrelsome King John. The outcome was the Magna Carta, which destroyed the assumption of the absolute power of a monarch. This groundbreaking moment has reverberated around the world and across the ages.
ight centuries later,
Canadians will, for the first time, have an opportunity to experience firsthand the genesis of ideas which are the roots of our values, from equality and the rule of law to women’s rights and protection of the environment.
agna Carta Canada 2015
is part of a worldwide tribute to the Magna Carta and its companion document, the Charter of the Forest.
s a Sponsor,
you can play a central role in this iconic event. It is a one-of-kind opportunity to connect with parents, children, communities, educators and opinion-makers in the celebration of an event that changed the course of history.