The Canadian Press

2014-05-15 | Chinese Tax Apology

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BC Premier Christy Clark formally apologized for more than 100 racist laws, regulations and policies imposed starting over 140 years earlier against Chinese immigrants, calling them a stain on the province's history. Thousands of Chinese immigrants arrived in Canada starting in the 1880's to help build the country's railway, but in 1885 the federal government imposed a head tax of 50-dollars, which rose to 500-dollars by the early 1900s.

Date: 2014-05-15
Placeline: VICTORIA, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << these laws and policies denied British Columbia's Chinese Community basic human rights include but aren't limited to the right to vote the right to hold public office the right to own property they imposed labor educational employment restrictions >>