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Restrictive covenants are sometimes used to specify what a piece of land can be used for, so that the value and enjoyment of adjoining land will be preserved. However in the not-so-distant history, these clauses were used to define what race of people were permitted to purchase – or even visit – a certain piece of land.
In Canada, these kind of covenants were challenged when a Jewish businessman from London, Ontario, wanted to purchase a property in Beach O’ Pines, a private gated community of holiday homes in Ontario. This case eventually went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, and it was a major catalyst towards removing racist covenants and zoning in Canada.
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Noble and Wolf vs Alley National Historic Event of Canada, London, Ontario
Beach O’Pines – Google Maps
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what the fu…
Nasty shit. Outlaw such contracts
interestingly, such a restriction also goes against 'property rights'.
after all if you can't choose who to sell to do you really own a thing?
the racism angle is bad enough, but to think that you get to dictate terms like that to someone who is buying from you and you likely hid such a clause deep in the contract instead of saying it upfront.
People often forget that these problems still exist in modern times.
Bigotry exists in every country, it just varies in what groups that culture doesn't accept. Fortunately, at least in North America, it seems to be waning as each generation is more tolerant and laws make it harder to discriminate. Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go.
Ah Canada, so hows the whole "We're the US without the bad stuff" thing going?
Yaphank New York has a neighborhood with the same rule. It’s next to Goebbels park.
People really forget how fucked up Canada is because the us glorified it so much. Canada is fuckedddd they did the natives even worst the the us
Polite people my ass
In Vancouver there’s a REALLY REALLY rich mansion neighborhood called ‘British properties’ that until now could only be bought by British people
Oh Boy , just imagine if it was that easy to exclude a race. The original people could've written a covenant to exclude Europeans , then most Europeans would still be living caves .
Holy beaver! Not so polite now are they! Ay!
What about asians?
I don't know why so many people look at these stories with a negative light. I look at it and think how great it as that the law and people ensured that this stupid restriction was taken away rather than look at what happened in the 1930s as if its happening right now.
The fact that at one point someone wrote all this down and enough people around them agreed that it became an enforceable restriction always helps bring me down when I’m feeling a bit too good about the human race
I'm not usually in favor of setting a forest on fire, but here we are
From the country of residential schools, turning away ships of refugees back in the day, and secretly funding the slave holding southerners of the USA as a way to keep USA from trying to attack again. Sigh. Oh I forgot skilled decoy unions, a prime minister who union busted for USA mining tycoons and then was a consultant for pre war Germany on undermining socialists.
Canadians for the most part are racist AF. The passive aggressive shit will pissed you off.
Yea so stop acting like canada is as progressive as our "leaders" say they are. I mean ask any of our native citizens about it.
As an asian, i really dont see any difference between jews and whites. They look the same
gotta love how he covered his bases by basically saying Jewish 3 times, like he really wanted to make sure about the jews
So in other words it has been made federally illegal to discriminate in Canada 🇨🇦. If you’re a Canadian under the age of 31, you and I have had the privilege of living with this legislative protection our whole life.
Buys house, converts to Judaism
take some small ammout of comfort in these kinds of things being completely illegal on their face in the US and Canada.
This shit is in every single state of America to this day