Restrictions on ‘Orientals’ will stay in BC

Covenants restricting ownership of thousands of homes in Metro Vancouver and Victoria almost 100 years ago have been branded racist.

The B.C. government has been urged to remove the documents in the land title registry which state that “no Oriental shall be allowed to purchase the within described property.”

The clause was included in 1931 but is now outdated and likely to cause offence, but the government says removing the clauses would be too much work.

Real estate lawyer Richard Bell told that it needs to be addressed, however much work is involved. 

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