Barrister, civil libertarian, educator. Dr. Shumiatcher was policy advisor to the C.C.F. government in Saskatchewan in the 1940's, drafter of the Farm Security Act, the Trade Union Act, and legislation establishing Crown corporations. He was also the author of the Saskatchewan Bill of Rights, the first statute of its kind in Canada and a model for the Canadian Bill of Rights of 1960. In 1981, he was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada.