PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN ONTARIO
In June, 1962, the Ontario Human Rights Code was created to prevent discrimination and harassment because of race, colour, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation and numerous other grounds.
The code replaced the Fair Employment Practices Act, Female Employees’ Fair Remuneration Act, the Fair Accommodation Practices Act, as well as the Ontario Anti-Discrimination Commission Act.
In 1977, the Canadian Human Rights Act was passed by the Parliament of Canada. It deals with all types of discrimination and applies across the country.