Ross Perot is putting his copy of the Magna Carta up for sale.Although it’s not one of the originals from 1215, this 1297 copy is still expected to bring $30 million when auctioned off in December.
Only two of the 17 copies are held outside England — one by Perot and the other, also a 1297 copy, by the people of Australia. This is a great opportunity for Canada to acknowledge this seminal event in its legal heritage by buying the Perot copy. It would take flair and a decent slice of some otherwise grey budget: is the government . . . [more]