Historic Statutes and Declarations

Major federal and provincial human rights statutes and international declarations.

This section provides links to past legislation dealing with human rights, anti-discrimination, equal pay, fair employment practices and fair accommodation practices (also, see below for international declarations on human rights and other important legislation). The documents are grouped under the following headings: federal statutes, provincial statutes, municipal legislation and international declarations. Most files are formatted into text-readable PDFs.

Site Resources

Detailed resources outlining the history of Human Rights in Canada.

Further Reading

The readings lists available on this site deal with a range of topics from human rights to biographies and specific events.

Citing Website

Any use of material or referencing content from HistoryOfRights.ca should be acknowledged by the User and cited as follows:

~ Clément, Dominique. “page title or document title.” Canada’s Human Rights Historywww.HistoryOfRights.ca (date accessed).

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