The Chinese times
The Chinese times (Vancouver, B.C.)
May 10Pi 1) An article on the explosion of the coal mine in Cumberland. This wasprimarily in defence for the dead and to protect the rights of the Chinese miners. (The Chinese miners were accused of being responsible for the ex- plosion. This had been mentioned before.)P3 2) The Association for Protest Against the Immigration Law (in Vancouver)announced that the money collected from the drama performance would be kept in the bank for use in the protest. The association also thanked the Chinese Students' Association in helping to organize the drama. Among the helpers were , , etc.3) Names of those who had bought the honorary tickets for the coming drama.4) The B.C. Government had approved of the Liberal Party Members' proposal for excluding the Asians completely. Both the Liberal and the Conservative party members wanted to arouse such anti-Asian feelings in the Parliament. (Liberal Party member) volunteered to do this. IChe Prime Minister however opposed the idea of complete Asian exclusion. He agreed to impose strict IHWS in regulating the number of Asian immigrants coming into Canada.He further stressed that the government should primarily deal with the Chinese immigrants. He was attacked by the Party members for taking bias on the Chinese and neglecting the Japanese.5) The Association for Protest Against the Restrictive Immigration law in Ed- monton called for fund raising. All overseas Chinese who were over 12 had to donate $1.00 protest fee. 8 teams were sent out to collect funds.A meeting was held to discuss plans for protest. A number of decisions madewere as follows:(a) talk to the prominent Canadians, hoping that they could sympathizewith the Chinese and would write to the Canadian parriament to showtheir sympathy;P3 5) (b) write to the newspaper editors in Shanghai and Canton so as to arousesympathy and support from the fellow Chinese in China; (c) Write to various places to ask for opinions and suggestions. 6) in Chilliwack celebrated the birthday ofon May 5. New executives also assumed office on that day. Names of donors for the association
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