Canadian Museum for Human Rights: from dream to reality
The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG – When Canada’s newest national museum opens next weekend, it will mark the end of a 14-year journey sparked by one family’s desire to have Canadians learn about the struggle for — and the fragility of — freedom.
Global Winnipeg will mark the opening on Sept. 19 with a day of coverage from the museum, online and on air.
The road to create the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has not always been a smooth one. Costs rose sharply, which led to a renewed search for donors and government aid; deciding which groups and what milestones to recognize has been a thorny issue with some interest groups.