On May 14, 2012 (today), the federal Parties are expected to make
Statements in the House of Commons at 3pm after Question Period to recognize
this important anniversary.
CCNC pays tribute to the families and groups that lobbied over decades to repeal this racist legislation. The Chinese Exclusion Act separated families and some were never able to reunite. The community stagnated as few families were formed due to an unbalanced gender ratio, aging, and some Chinese leaving Canada.
Some Canadian-borns volunteered and fought overseas for a country that didn’t even recognize their basic rights. Here is the story of the late Sgt Louis King and Operation Oblivion (written by Gary Gee): http://ccnc.ca/entryContent/
Sgt. King fought two wars: the military conflict abroad and the war against racism at home. He and his generation won them both
Victor Wong http://www.cic.gc.ca/
english/department/media/ statements/2012/ 2012-05-14.aspStatement – Minister Kenney issues statement marking the anniversary of the Repeal of The Chinese ImStatement – Minister Kenney issues statement marking the anniversary of the Repeal of The Chinese Immigration Act