Category Archives: Saltwater City Television: Chinese-Canadian issues

HEAD TAX events: Friday May 5 8:30 CFRO + Community meeting Saturday May 6 + Tuesday showing of Karen Cho's “Shadow of Gold Mountain.

HEAD TAX events:  Friday May 5 8:30 CFRO
+ Community meeting Saturday May 6
+ Tuesday showing of Karen Cho's “Shadow of Gold Mountain.

The Following is from Sid Tan, long time head tax redress activist.

Tomorrow Friday May 5 at 8:30AM on CFRO 102.7 FM radio program Wake Up
with Co-op, head-tax redress will be the topic. Also on internet and online radio streaming is
on right side of page.

There's also a comunity meeting Saturday May 6 at 2:00PM Saturday May 6
at SUCCESS called by ACCESS (Media Advisory follows). Speakers include
Victor Wong, CCNC executive director, and Libby Davies, MP for
Vancouver East.  Vancouver Kingsway MP David Emerson
(Conservative) and Vancouver South MP Ujjal Dosanjh (Liberal) have been
invited to speak but no reply yet.  

On Tuesday May 9 at 9:00PM, the Knowledge Network will be broadcasting
Karen Cho's In the Shadow of Gold Mountain (NFB). Vancouver connection
includes Charlie Quan, Gim Wong, Roy Mah and Hanson Lau. Well worth the

We will need some volunteers to do translation and help set-up and
teardown on Saturday.

Please let me know asap to or call 604-433-6169
and leave message if you can put in a couple of hours in some capacity.

There will be an update and report of redress activities in Toronto and here but we mostly want to hear from the community.

Please pass on to your Saltwater City contacts.

Hope to see you Saturday. Peace, love and hope.

Take care.    anon     Sid

Saltwater City Television: Highlights of Media Scrum on Head Tax issues with Minister Bev Oda

Saltwater City Television: Highlights of Media Scrum on Head Tax issues with Minister Bev Oda

This is great stuff if you have been following the Chinese Canadian Head Tax issue.  Sid Tan is producer of Saltwater City Television which follows issues of interest to multi-generation Chinese Canadian pioneer descendants (like myself). 

Gee… I can even be seen in this week's show, as I joined Sid and many others in the protest against the Liberal government's deal with the National Congress of Chinese Canadians, to sign an “Agreement-in-Principle” for No Apology, and No Compensation, and only $2.5 Million to set up community programs, in comparison to the more than $336 Million that was given to the Japanese Canadians in their 1988 Redress settelement, as they budgeted for $21,000 for each of 16,000 individuals..

Sunday April 2 @ 1:00pm
Monday April 3 @ 10:30pm
Thursday April 6 @ 2:30pm
Saturday April 8 @ 11:30am

ACCESS/ICTV community television on Shaw cable 4, the cable community channel
in Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley.

Heritage Minister Bev Oda and PM Parliamentary Secretary Jason Kenney:
Chinese Head-tax/Exclusion Redress Updates on Saltwater City Television   

Saltwater City Television (29:45)

1) Highlights of media scrum and comments from Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda and Jason Kenney, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, after community consultations on Chinese head-tac/exclusion redress in Toronto on March  24, 2006. Also includes Susan Eng of the Ontario Coalition of Head-tax Payers and Families and Joseph Wong of the Chinese Canadian National Council and longtime redress activists such as Yew Lee, William Dere and others.

Written, directed and produced by Karin Lee. (17:00)

2) Excepts of a presentation by Sid Chow Tan of the Chinese Canadian National Council with highlights of the ACCESS/BC Coalition of Head-tax Payers, Spouses and Descendants and their supporters leafleting and information line on November 26, 2006.

The “on the streets” action in the Saltwater City (Vancouver BC) protested the �no apology, no compensation� agreement-in-principle the federal Liberal government made with compliant groups. Thanks to Karin Lee, Donna Lee and Jane Kokan for video footage and Peter Regier and the audio-visual crew at WorkSafe, Workers� Compensation Board of BC.  (10:00)

Saltwater City Television is a regularly scheduled volunteer-produced community television produced by the not-for-profits ACCESS Association of Chinese Canadians for Equality and Solidarity Society and ICTV Independent Community Television Co-operative.