Call-to-Action: West Vancouver removal of discriminatory restrictive covenants

Call-to-Action: West Vancouver removal of discriminatory restrictive covenants

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Michele Tung 董嘉宝 started this petition

I was recently tasked by the City of West Vancouver permitting staff to submit a restrictive covenant for my property, which left me feeling appalled and disgusted.  See photo.

This exclusionary, demeaning, and racially charged rhetoric continues to persist on BC’s land titles today even though in 2020, a public announcement was made by Mayor Booth and Council, that the City of West Vancouver staff would begin the process of removing such discriminatory language on these restrictive covenants.

Two years is a long time to rectify these wrongs, and West Vancouver's Council's public commitment to actively reject racism and discrimination is vital to build community and safety among all residents of West Vancouver. 

If you feel that this is a shameful inaction, please look at your land title and see if you too continue to have these discriminatory covenants on yours. These covenants would have been put on the property from the 1930s to as late as the 1960s.  

Feel free to share your experience to wvanrestrictivecovenants@gmail.com by May 30, 2022.

最近被西温市建筑许可人员要求递交一份我家房子的限制条约。看到限制条约我被恶心得目瞪口呆。 限制条约是这么写的(如图):

条约接受方(买房者)不得将该房产和该房产的任何一部分卖与,赠予,转户,或出租给非洲人,亚洲人和他们的子孙后代。 任何非洲人和亚洲人和他们的子孙后代都不可以在这个房产及周边停留(仆人除外)。

尽管西温市长和市议会在2020年时公开宣布西温市工作人员将启动把这些种族歧视的限制条款从房产证中移除的程序,两年后市府员工还在用它来限制我的许可审批!

请你也查一下你的房产证(land title )是不是有这个限制条约。它是在1930到1960年间被附加在房产证上的。

如果您也遇到过类似经历,请在5月30号前发邮件到wvanrestrictivecovenants@gmail.com

我们共同努力才能战胜种族歧视问题。将种族歧视条款从房产证上移除也将是我们和我们的子孙后代在反种族歧视中的一个小里程碑(landmark)。

我们现在发起了请愿签名活动,请大家一定要为我们和我们的子孙后代签名。收集到一定数量的签名后我们将会有后续动作,媒体和法律挑战。非常感谢!

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