Bending toward justice: Canada, Guatemala, and its national police archives

At first glance, Canada and Guatemala may appear a study in contrasts, but as peoples we share a dream of building smarter, more caring societies and a fairer, more just world.

Rideau Hall Photo: Cpl. Roxanne Shewchuk
Governor General David Johnston, Minister of State for the Americas Diane Ablonczy and others discuss some of the tens of millions of documents found, which surround them.
David Johnston
Published: Monday, 12/17/2012 5:49 pm EST
Last Updated: Thursday, 12/20/2012 5:32 pm EST

One of Canada’s greatest archivists, Arthur Doughty, once said: “Of all national assets, archives are the most precious: they are the gift of one generation to another, and the extent of our care of them marks the extent of our civilization.”

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