“Dresden’s Color Bar Still Up, Rap Daley Failure to Apply Law”

The Telegram – October 30, 1954

Although Premier Frost has implemented the Fair Accomodation Practices’ Act, many are still being denied service. According to the Act, “it makes it a statutory offence to discriminate in public places on grounds of race, creed, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin”. However, many such as Ruth Lor and Bromley Armstrong, have been victims of such direct discrimination when being refused service at two Dresden restaurants. Unfortunately, Labor Minister Charles Daley believes that “prosecution in Dresen is [not] the answer”. Sid Blum, secretary of the Toronto Joint Labor Committee for Human Rights disagrees and, also critisizes Daley by implying the Act itself had an adverse affect thus, this case will hopefuly teach them a valuable lesson.

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