Christie v York Corp

Christie v York Corp

Christie v York Corp., [1940] 1 DLR 81
Bar refused to sell beer to a black patron. The plaintiff claims that this is in violation of section 33 of the Quebec Licence Act, which demanded that no licensee can refuse to serve travellers without reasonable cause. The majority of the Supreme Court of Canada rejected this claim, finding that a bar is not a restaurant nor was the plaintiff a traveller. Davis J dissented, arguing that because the sale of beer was so thoroughly regulated by the province of Quebec, any discrimination in sales must be permitted by statute, of which none existed.



Christie v York Corp


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Source: Supreme Court of Canada. Dominion Law Reports. 1939.


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