On harmless stereotypes, or the lack thereof

From the 10 July 1919 Manitoba Free Press:

Canada in future will have a federal Bankruptcy act. It was introduced last session by Mr. Jacobs, the Jewish representative in the house, and this year the government claimed the measure as its own, and put it through as a public bill.

A wince-worthy and revealing editorial comment, but not particularly meaningful…until you ponder the fact that Samuel W. Jacobs was an advocate for open immigration and that restrictions targeting (among others) Jews were in effect during the 1930s.