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CMHR President and CEO Stuart Murray gives a thumb's up at the unveiling of a new stamp issued to mark the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights next month. MP Shelly Glover (St. Boniface) and Canada Post Vice President Bill Davidson (right) also attended.

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CMHR President and CEO Stuart Murray gives a thumb's up at the unveiling of a new stamp issued to mark the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights next month. MP Shelly Glover (St. Boniface) and Canada Post Vice President Bill Davidson (right) also attended. Photo Store

A month from the day it welcomes its first visitors, a new stamp has been issued to mark the opening of Canada's new national museum, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The new Canada Post stamp, featuring the tower and curving glass façade of the building, goes on sale today.

"When Canadians use this new stamp on their correspondence, they will help spread awareness of the museum and the importance of human rights across Canada and around the world," museum president and CEO Stuart Murray said in a press release. "As we prepare to welcome our first visitors, we keep in mind that this unique museum is distinctly Canadian, yet truly global, as it reflects the important contributions that individuals and peoples have made to advance the cause of human rights."

The stamp measures 40 millimetres by 40 mm and is available in booklets of 10 stamps. The stamp was designed by Adrian Shum, with images from Mike Grandmaison, and printed using lithography in six colours by Lowe-Martin Group. One Official First Day Cover will also be issued, measuring 191 mm x 113 mm and cancelled in Winnipeg.

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