- Question 1
- In 1807, Ezekiel Hart
was the first Jew to serve in the legislature of Lower Canada.
Ezekiel Hart was the first Jew elected to the legislature of Lower
Canada, in 1807. But he could not take his seat because the law demanded
that an oath of the Christian faith be taken. This condition was removed
in 1932 and Jews were granted the same civil and political rights
as other Canadians, some 25 years before similar legislation in Britain.
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