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"The Dresden Story": Racism, Human Rights, and the Jewish Labour Committee of Canada

@article{Lambertson2001TheDS,
  title={"The Dresden Story": Racism, Human Rights, and the Jewish Labour Committee of Canada},
  author={R. Lambertson},
  journal={Labour/Le Travail},
  year={2001},
  volume={47},
  pages={43-82}
}
This article uses a case study to explore how organized labour, particularly the Jewish Labour Committee, contributed to the development of human rights values and anti-discrimination law in the immediate post-war period. The study focuses on the town of Dresden, Ontario, which at one time was infamous for its treatment of blacks. When a number of organizations (including labour groups) lobbied the Ontario government to create Canada's first Fair Accommodation Practices Act, they pointed to… Expand
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