The Canadian Press

2006-06-22 | Chinese Head Tax

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered a formal apology for a racist head tax applied to Chinese immigrants between 1885 and 1923. On June 22nd, he offered compensation to surviving Chinese-Canadians who paid the tax, as well as to widows and their children. Harper called the tax a shameful chapter in Canadian history.

Date: 2006-06-22
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

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