Colonel Reuben Wells Leonard (1860-1930) used to be a instructor, civil engineer, military officer, inventor, businessman, senior civil servant, and philanthropist. In December 1923, he signed the 3rd and ultimate model of the Leonard starting place belief deed, donating over $500,000 to create a fund for scholarships tenable throughout Canada. The deed starts off with an announcement of Leonard's trust that the .White Race is, as a complete, top certified through nature to be entrusted with the improvement of civilization and the overall development of the realm alongside the easiest lines.. It is going directly to recite that the development of the realm depends upon the upkeep of the Christian faith and the independence, balance, and prosperity of the British Empire. the coed awards created below the belief have been for that reason on hand basically to individuals who have been White Protestants of British nationality or parentage. The Leonard origin operated lower than those phrases for over 60 years. while the legality of the belief used to be wondered within the mid-1980s, an Ontario courtroom governed that it was once legitimate, and it was once now not till 1990 that the Ontario court docket of attraction reversed the preliminary determination and held that the discriminatory skills have been unlawful.
Leonard's lifestyles presents the backdrop for the relevant topic of unexpected Legacies: an exploration of Canadian values and ideology as filtered throughout the ideologies of Colonel Leonard, the Leonard belief, and the legislations governing inner most discriminatory motion. partly, this research investigates Canada's reaction to problems with race, discrimination, and tolerance of and admire for distinction, then and now.
This e-book is ready Reuben Wells Leonard, the Leonard starting place belief, the litigation in regards to the validity of the trust's discriminatory provisions, and the judgments rendered within the Leonard origin case. half biography, half highbrow historical past, half criminal historical past, it concludes with a dialogue of up to date legislation and policy.
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