In 1991 the
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ontario and Jurisdiction
offered reciprocal fraternal recognition
all Canadian Grand Lodges.
In March 1992 the Conference of Grand and District Grand Masters of Canada
"unanimously recommended the acceptance of Prince Hall Affiliated (PHA) Grand Lodges
as approved by the Conference of Prince Hall Grand Masters
as being regular Masonic Grand Lodges." (There were 45 PHA Grand Lodges with about 225,000 regular Brethren.)
Those Grand Masters agreed to present this resolution
to their own Grand Lodges for endorsement.
The Grand Lodges of QC, AB, MB, NS, PE did endorse the same resolution
promptly and verbatim, accepting all Prince Hall Affiliated (PHA) Grand
Lodges as regular.
By June 1992, the Grand Lodges of NB, QC, NS and PE had either visitation
recognition, or a commitment to work towards Fraternal Friendship with PHA.
In July 1992
the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario
adopted a resolution to "acknowledge the legitimacy of origin of the Masonic Grand Lodges of the Prince Hall Affiliation ..."
In 1994 the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) (the "Premier Grand Lodge of the World") found that
"the philosophy and practice of Prince Hall Masonry today are of
By 1996, every Lodge in Canada had Prince Hall Recognition, except for
the lodges of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario.
Between 1994 and 2003, the leaders of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario administration have opposed
intervisitation with PHA Masonry with arguments about skin colour and
segregation, and have characterized intervisitation as "abhorrent"!
(The GLCPO leaders have never hesitated to maintain fraternal relations with white Grand Lodges in the US, which openly and explicitly excluded blacks.)
In 1997 some of the lodges in Newfoundland and Labrador
repudiated their PHA recognitions when,
assisted by leaders of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, they formed the new Grand Lodge of Newfoundland
By 2001, the GLNB GLQC GLPE GLNS GLBC and all 6 Australian Grand Lodges had fraternal relations with the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ontario, despite the fact that it was not recognized by the GLCPO.