The Chinese times
The Chinese times (Vancouver, B.C.)
April 20P3 1) Ambassador Chau wrote to the CBA on April 18 of Vancouver that he would talk to the Canadian gov't. about the new immigration law. He hoped that thepeople could send to him their opinions and suggestions with regard to this. Ambassador Chau sent another letter to CBA on April 19 saying that the P.M.and the head immigration officer forbade the Chinese associations to sendatt representatives to Ottawa to naiend the meeting for discussingtheimmigrationlaw. Only the Chinese Ambassador had the right to give proposals to revising the law. As a result, he would come to Vancouver on April 27 to collect the opinions and suggestions from the people. Ambassador Chau wrote toP3 1) on April 20 that the parliament would not pass thenew immigration law until June aad thus he would come over to Vancouver to discuss the plan for revision before it was too late.2) Owing to insufficiant representatives present in the general meeting held by the CBA on April 19, another meeting was to be held on April 21 to elect executives for the association to protest against the law. It was hoped that all associations would send representatives to the assigned meeting. (Each clan association was to send 2 representatives whereas each social organiz- ation was to send 4).3) The Retail Businessmen's Association requested the mayor to check Asian exploitation by not issuing them business licenses. The mayor replied that business licenses had to be issued to all legal businessmen regardless of their race. However, upon detecting any illegal activities or non-sanitary conditions, the license would be cancelled. The Retail Business. Assoc. thus planned to report the business situation in Chinatown hoping that un- favourable action could be taken against the Chinese businessmen.4) The Retail Businessmen's Assoc. suggested to the B.C. Reps, in Ottawa about changing the term "merchant" in the new immigration law to business rep- resentatives, namely the Chinese business representatives would be exempt from the $500 head tax. The B.C. representatives agreed with such a sug- gestion and would bring this out in the next meeting.5) The CBA of Van. further denounced Reverend for attacking the Chinese as being solely responsible for the evil drugs. It was found that such drugs were in fact imported to China from the States, Scotland, Germany and Japan and then they were shipped to the American Continent.6) News from Victoria. The association for protest against the immigration law held a meeting on April 18. They had decided to organize 7 teams for re- cruiting donations funds for theprotest. A draft of protest was writtenky the lawyer and was read out in the meeting for acknowledgement. It was to be sent to Ambassador Chau before he left for Vancouver. It was also agreed that the Chinese government should be called for help. A call to the Chinese government would be made in the next meeting.7) News from Toronto. Another discriminatory speech on Asian invasioij in B.C.8) Names of donors for in Cumberland, Vic., Kelowna and Nanaimo.9) Names of donors for in Calgary in 1922
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