Lost Liberties: Exhibit Opening

We invite you to attend the exhibit opening for Lost Liberties - The War Measures Act on Tuesday, February 27th, 4:30pm at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre. Our guest speaker is Helanna Gessner, the Curatorial, Collections, and Exhibits Manager for DCC. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Metered parking is available at the Diefenbaker Building, as well as on Diefenbaker Court, Commerce Court, or behind the Diefenbaker Building.

About the Exhibit:

Lost Liberties: The War Measures Act will be on display from February 2 - June 22, 2024. Exploring the suspension of civil liberties in Canada during the First World War, the Second World War, and the 1970 October Crisis, Lost Liberties — The War Measures Act sheds new light on the enduring impact of the Act on Canada and its people. The travelling exhibition examines the internment of Canadians of Ukrainian origin and other nationalities during the First World War, the internment of Italian Canadians and the internment and forced relocation of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, and the arrest of hundreds of people in Quebec during the 1970 October Crisis. Lost Liberties probes the crises that drove these tragic events, and features poignant first-hand accounts from the men, women and children who lived through them.

This exhibit was developed by the Canadian Museum of History and generously supported by a grant from the Endowment Council of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund.