Georgia Straight: How would you rate Stephen Harper’s handling of historical wrongs?

How would you rate Stephen Harper’s handling of historical wrongs?

The Georgia Straight asked the above question and asked my friends Karin Lee and Sid Tan for their opinions about Chinese head tax redress.
Check out the full article: http://www.straight.com/content.cfm?id=19598

Publish Date: 10-Aug-2006


Karin Lee
Filmmaker and writer whose great-grandfather, grandfather, and grandmother paid the head tax

“The
families of deceased head-tax payers have been left out in the cold. We
proposed a two-step process, and the Conservative government has not
yet embarked on the second step—to enact redress for the descendants of
head-tax payers. Redress can be enacted in commemorative forms, as long
as each head-tax family is a recipient of that form.”

Sid Chow Tan

President,
Association of Chinese Canadians for Equality and Solidarity Society,
veteran activist, and grandson of a head-tax payer

“I think the
Conservative party has handled these issues of historical wrong with
incredibly great political acumen. Their attempt at vote-buying is
absolutely astounding. I wish they would pay more attention to justice.
I don’t understand why they are not treating all head-tax families
equally.”

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