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Published July 07, 2010, 03:28 PM

Queen Dedicates Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Queen of England Elizabeth II was in Winnipeg this weekend as part of her Royal Tour of Canada.

The Queen of England Elizabeth II was in Winnipeg this weekend as part of her Royal Tour of Canada. She unveiled a new piece of history for all Canadians.

On Saturday Her Majesty the Queen was greeted with a muscat salute as she entered the forks, The Forks in Canada where the Assiniboine and Red River meet. This was a special day for the visit because the Queen unveiled a Corner Stone, which will hold up Winnipeg's New Human Rights Museum.

Stephen Harper/CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER: The Canadian Museum for human rights is a testament for power and individual initiative and the service of the common good.

This corner stone was unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen to be part of the Canadian Museum of human rights to open up in February.

Queen Elizabeth II:The corner stone It is a symbol of importance which Canada attaches to human rights and its enrow at home and through out world.

During a live broadcast The Queen spoke to the people of Manitoba and all over Canada about the importance of this Museum and the significance of the Ground where the Museum will sit.

Stephen Harper/CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER:With the presence of our sovereign and this meeting place of ancient origin we honor the in harent in-viable dignity of a human person and every human being.

Queen Elizabeth II:Here at the forks and the symbolism of the Megna Carta is now joined to the historical importance of the site where aboriginal peoples gathered for thousands of years to exchange views and and resolve conflicts.

For the Queen's visit...she was the first person to land at the new James Armstrong Richardson International Airport Terminal, and visited the Government house for another unveiling of a statue in her honor.

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