The Fair Accommodation Practices Act enacted in Ontario
April 6, 1954
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights - which was in part
created by Canadian John Humphrey - continued to have a great impact on
Canadian law. In 1954, Ontario passed the Fair Accommodation Practices
Act which declared that "no one can deny to any person or class
of persons the accommodation, services or facilities usually available
to members of the public." Like its predecessor, the Racial Discrimination
Act, the new law also banned publishing discriminatory signs. With
the Fair Accommodation Practices Act in place, the Racial
Discrimination Act was repealed.
Racial Discrimination Act
Did you know?
In 1993, the Supreme Court of Canada will rule on what "service
available to the public" means in the case of Berg v. University
of British Columbia
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Fair Accommodation Practices Act S.O. 1954 c. 28