Provincial Voting Rights Granted to Aboriginal People

A resolution was passed in the provincial legislature to universally grant the right to vote to Aboriginal people, despite the fact that Aboriginal leaders had not granted their approval.

Result
Premier Douglas recognized that he had broken his promise not to grant the vote without the agreement of Aboriginal people, but sided with the legislative majority instead.
Rural or Urban
both
Start Date
1960-03-11
Community
Documents
File
File Description
Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan Debates. 4th session. 13 legislature. 11 March, 1960