The Tyee: Head-tax apology falls flat – I explain why many Chinese-Canadians are “not impressed” by Paul Martin's apology
Richard Warnica of The Tyee telephoned me on Thursday asking for my take on Paul Martin's “apology” which I wrote on my blog titled Did Paul Martin really apologize for Head Tax or did he duck?
Paul Martin got a lot of press today for apologizing, in a Fairchild radio interview, for the head – tax imposed on Chinese immigrants until 1923.
The issue has nagged the Liberals for the whole campaign, and I won’t rehash the whole deal here. (You can read about it here)
But until Tuesday, the government line was
that an apology would expose the government to massive liability, an
opinion they’ve now, apparently, dropped.
I first read about the issue on Gung Haggis Fat Choy,
a local blog written by Todd Wong, a Vancouver community activist. I
called Wong to ask him about the apology; he was not impressed. Why?
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