History lesson

Magna Carta speaker

Sam Odrowski

Retired lawyer Peter Kirby gave a presentation on the Magna Carta at the Fort Frances Museum on Tuesday evening. He spoke to the history and significance of this historical document which is the first example of a king of England consenting to written limits on his power drafted by his subjects. The Magna Carta, also known as the “Great Charter,” informs the legal system in English Canada, and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.