Chinese Head Tax

Past A Tipping Point, A Country’s Identity Changes (The Oriental Question–Part 1)

PAST A TIPPING POINT, A COUNTRY’S IDENTITY CHANGES (The Oriental Question–Part 1) Professor Patricia Roy’s “The Oriental Question” was published in 2003. It was the second in a series of three books she wrote on the early Chinese and Japanese … Continue reading

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Saltwater City’s Mistakes On Chinese Labour Contractors, Illegal Immigration, Etc.

This is a review of Paul Yee's book, “Saltwater City : An Illustrated History Of The Chinese In Vancouver”, published in 1988. Immigration Watch Canada.org regularly presents reviews of immigration-related books in order to give Canadians more perspective on the … Continue reading

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The Voyage Of The Komagata Maru : A Review and Both A Short And Long Summary

This material is very topical for two reasons: (1) The B.C. legislature has just passed a resolution that Canada should apologize for its treatment of Komagata Maru passengers. (2) Reportedly, Ottawa is getting ready to make an apology. To be … Continue reading

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For Asian Heritage Month: A Review Of "A White Man’s Province"

FOR ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH, A REVIEW OF “A WHITE MAN'S PROVINCE” “A White Man's Province “, published 20 years ago by Patricia Roy, now-retired Professor of History at the University of Victoria, is a fascinating account of Chinese and Japanese … Continue reading

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The 1907 Arrival Of Many Low-Wage Labourers Precipitated The September, 1907 Vancouver Asiatic Riot

The 1907 Arrival Of Many Low-Wage Labourers Precipitated The September, 1907 Vancouver Riot First Posted on September 8, 2007 Updated on August 14, 2011 Labour Day, 2017 is the 110th anniversary of the 1907 Vancouver Parade and Riot. For many … Continue reading

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Komagata Maru Passengers in 1914 Were Like Chinese Illegals In 1999

Our Bulletin of this week is a June 9 column from The Vancouver Sun. The column compares the Komagata Maru ship passengers who attempted to enter Canada in 1914 to the Chinese boat people who attempted to enter Canada from … Continue reading

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An Easter Proverb: Those Who Demand Contrition From Canada Probably Owe Contrition To Canada ((Justice Dennis Murphy’s 1910-11 Royal Commission Investigation Of Chinese Immigration Frauds)

PRESS RELEASE An Easter Proverb: Those Who Demand Contrition From Canada Probably Owe Contrition To Canada (Justice Dennis Murphy's 1910-11 Royal Commission Investigation Of Chinese Frauds) A Conservative MP who has been researching the Komagata Maru incident has recently stated … Continue reading

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Hit The Books, Jack, Stephen and Others. And Don’t Come Back Till You’ve Done Your Homework!

PRESS RELEASE “Hit The Books, Jack, Stephen and Others. And Don’t Come Back Till You’ve Done Your Homework !!” NDP leader Jack Layton has recently called upon the Harper government to apologize to Canada’s Sikhs for the Komagata Maru incident … Continue reading

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Looking Back At Exclusion: How Japan Stopped A Race To The Wage Basement In Canada By Preventing Its Labourers From Migrating To Canada and The U.S. In 1900 (Findings of the 1901 Royal Commission Report on Japanese Immigration.)

Looking Back At Exclusion: How Japan Stopped A Race To The Wage Basement In Canada By Preventing Its Labourers From Migrating To Canada and The U.S. In 1900 The material is carefully taken from the 1902 “Report of the Royal … Continue reading

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Background of The U.S. Chinese Exclusion Act

Immigration Watch Canada provides our latest bulletin: general background material on the 1882 U.S. Chinese Exclusion Act. Note that the American law, like the Canadian law which followed in 1923, was directed against Chinese labourers, not all Chinese. The purpose … Continue reading

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More Specifics From A Royal Commission Report About The Chinese Head Tax Issue—Part 3

More Specifics From A 1901 Royal Commission Report About The Chinese Head Tax Issue (Part 3) PRESS RELEASE Overall Picture: As most Canadians know, Canada’s federal government has recently apologized to Chinese Head Tax payers and their survivors. Although some … Continue reading

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Down Repressed Memory Lane: What Specifics Did A 1901 Royal Commission Report on Chinese Immigration Give About the Chinese Head Tax Issue?" (Part 2)

PRESS RELEASE The general picture that emerges from a study of the Chinese Head Tax issue is the following: (1) The practice of paying Chinese labourers about half or less of the wage given to other labourers in B.C. originated … Continue reading

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Down Repressed Memory Lane: What Does A 1901-02 Royal Commission On Immigration Say About The Chinese Head Tax Issue? (Part 1)

PRESS RELEASE A Summary and Highlights of a 1901-02 Royal Commission's Findings on Chinese and Japanese Immigration (Part 1): (1) In 1891, over 70 petitions were presented to the Dominion Parliament (representing labour organizations in B.C. as well as those … Continue reading

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Some Politically Incorrect Conclusions About The Chinese Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Laws

April 5, 2006: Canada Was Right to Impose the Chinese Head Taxes Some Politically Incorrect Conclusions About The Chinese Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Laws PRESS RELEASE Conclusions About The Chinese Head Tax and The Chinese Exclusion Laws Our federal … Continue reading

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Part 4: Why Were The Chinese Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Laws Enacted?

PRESS RELEASE The following is the fourth and last part of an answer to the question, “Why were the Chinese Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Laws enacted?” Once again, the emphasis is on presenting the series of events which preceded … Continue reading

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Part 3: Why Were The Chinese Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Laws Enacted?

March 22, 2006: Part 3: Why Were The Chinese Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Laws Enacted? PRESS RELEASE The following is a continued answer to the question: Why Were the Chinese Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Laws Enacted? (Source: “In … Continue reading

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Part 2: Why Were The Chinese Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Laws Enacted?

March 14, 2006: Part 2: Why Were The Chinese Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Laws Enacted? Press Release Part 2: Why Were The Chinese Head Tax and The Chinese Exclusion Laws Enacted? (Source: “In the Sea Of Sterile Mountains”) A … Continue reading

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Part 1 : Why Were The Chinese Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Laws Enacted?

Why Were The Chinese Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Laws Enacted?—PART 1, March 8, 2006 Press Release In Canada’s recent federal election, many MP candidates expressed their disapproval of the Chinese Head Tax and the Chinese Exclusion Law. Immediately after … Continue reading

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Chinese Railway Workers In 1880’s B.C. Were Really "Temporary Workers: Some Canadian History To Review On Our National Holiday, July 1

June 29, 2005: Chinese Railway Workers In 1880’s B.C. Were Really “Temporary Workers” : Some Canadian History To Review On Our National Holiday, July 1 PRESS RELEASE As most Canadians know, the building of the Trans-Canada Railway in the early … Continue reading

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