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Canadian Provincial Judge Upholds Restrictive Real Estate Covenant Barring Jews

The fight against anti-Semitism in Canada suffered a severe blow here when Justice L.M. Schroeder of the Ontario Supreme Court handed down a verdict upholding a restrictive real estate covenant the verdict disputed and ran counter to a previous decision by another Ontario Supreme Court justice three years ago which declared such a contract illegal.

The case was brought to court by a Christian woman who wished to sell a piece of property in a resort area to a Jew, despite the fact that the deed carried a ban on resale to Jews and Negroes. Her neighbors opposed her plea that the covenant be voided. Justice Schroeder’s decision stated that the case before him differed from the earlier one in that the property involved this time was not residential but resort and that the restrictive covenant was limited to fourteen years rather than to an indefinite team.