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1960 - All Aboriginal people win the right to vote in Federal elections, without losing their status

 

"On 31 March 1960, portions of Section 14(2) of the Canada ElectionsAct were repealed in order to grant the federal vote to status Indians. First Nations people could now vote without losing their Indian status.

 

Indian reaction to Diefenbaker’s initiative was mixed. Many Indigenous peoples feared that the act of voting in federal elections would mean loss of historic rights and Indian status. For many years, Indigenous turnout at federal elections was low." - The Canadian Encyclopedia

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