Ms. Ellen Fairclough, first appointed woman cabinet minister. This reproduction is a copy of the version available on the web.

Fairclough dismantles discriminatory policy during her term as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. Ellen Fairclough oversaw improvements to the Canadian Immigration Service, but her most significant accomplishment was the radical reform of the government’s “white Canada” immigration policy. Regulations tabled in 1962 helped to eliminate racial discrimination in Canada’s immigration policy.