Yee Clun v City of Regina

Yee Clun v City of Regina

Yee Clun v Regina (City of), [1925] 4 DLR 1015
Yee Clun applied for a license to allow white women to work in his restaurant and rooming-house. This application was rejected by city council despite receiving a recommendation by the city's license inspector and its chief constable, despite having never rejected an application after receiving such recommendations before. Justice Mackenzie concluded that the license was rejected on racial grounds (1018), and therefore that the city did not properly use its discretion to grant licences. The resolution was annulled, and the plaintiff was granted mandamus enforcing a requirement to give him the license.
City of Regina



Yee Clun v City of Regina


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Source: Saskatchwan Court of King's Bench. Dominion Law Reports. 1925.


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