Saskatchewan Bill of Rights Passed

The Saskatchewan Legislature passed the first Bill of Rights in Canada, making racial discrimination illegal, as well as discrimination based on other factors of identity.

Following World War II, governments worldwide had a newfound awareness and investment in ethics and the protection of minority rights (also seen in the Nuremberg Trials). The CCF's creation of the Saskatchewan Bill of Rights is reflective of this social shift, and would set a precedent throughout Canada that Diefenbaker's federal government would further expand on in 1960 with the Canadian Bill of Rights (and later the Charter of Rights and Freedoms).
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