The Chinese times
The Chinese times (Vancouver, B.C.)
March 24th. MondayP.2-3 1. There had been a movement to exclude Oriental residents and merchantsin the Grandview and Granville Street area. However, after the protest by theAmbassador to the City Council, the movement had subsided. It was hoped that Chinese residing or working in those areas would obey the law and prevent further discrimination. (The notice was posted on March 21).P.3 . 2. There was news released from Ottawa on March 22nd which was concerned with the issue of prohibiting further immigration. It was reported that over 2,000 Chinese had paid the tax in China and were ready to come to Canada. It was thus hoped that the government would return the tax to the Chinese and refuse their entry. In addition unqualified Chinese students should be deported too; also the government should return the head tax to those Chinese who intended to return to China.Presently, the immigration department would hold a meeting with the Chinese ambassador so that the Chinese government would also put a check on Chinese entering Canada.3. News from Victoria: An alderman in V.C. had requested that the immigration minister ( ) prohibit future excessive immigration.The following issues were passed:i. workers (skilled or unskilled) were not allowed to enter Canada, ii. all steamship companies were ordered not to take new Chinese passengers, iii. head tax was returned to 1200 Chinese.iv. Chinese who entered Canada 3 months before armistice would have their head tax returned immediately if they wanted to leave Canada.v. unqualified students (Chinese) entering Canada by using student visasbut unable to produce evidence of scholastic activities would be deported.vi. to extend the limit of absence from Canada so that Chinese workers could stay in China for a longer period of time
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