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Saskatchewan judge who championed women's rights dead at 88 Add to ...

A human rights advocate who was the first woman appointed a judge in the Saskatchewan provincial court has died.

Tillie Taylor, who died early Sunday, became a judge in 1960.

She also worked for social justice and the advancement of women through a variety of organizations.

In 1972, Ms. Taylor became the first chair of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.

She received the Saskatchewan Award of Merit in 1996 and continued to work for a number of community groups after her retirement from the bench.

Ms. Taylor was 88.

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