With the end of the war in 1945, the United Nations was created. Canada and many other nations joined in the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, which clearly states that all people are equal, regardless of their race or their religion.
Clearly, the discriminatory policies of the Canadian government contradicted with the Declaration. Chinese Canadians once again requested the abolition of the Exclusion Act. This time, in 1947, the Act was repealed, 24 years after its implementation, because of the Chinese contributions during the war and because of the fact that the anti-Chinese legislation violated the UN Charter. Finally, Chinese Canadians could be reunited with their families on Canadian soil; they could now apply for citizenship and the right to vote, which also enabled them to enter the professions formerly closed to them, such as medicine, law, pharmacology and accounting.