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Jewish Parents to Bring Court Action Against School Authorities

Jewish parents in Hampstead, a Montreal suburban municipality, have decided to take court action if their children are prevented from attending the local Protestant schools. A meeting of the parents held recently unanimously decided that the attitude of the school commissioners regarding the admission of Jewish children was discriminatory.

About 400 Jewish families live in Hampstead and they are forced to send their children to schools outside the municipality, because all who have applied for admittance to Hampstead schools have been refused. The local newspaper has published an editorial stressing that bias persists and “that the problem presented by the adamant attitude of the Hampstead Protestant school board is not a nice one. “

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