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The Chinese times (Vancouver, B.C.)
September 24th , FridayP.I The chronological devel opr.ient of the restrictive launtiryi.,eri lawin Quebec :-1915j February - the laundroiaats in 1> oritreal or other big cities had to pay $50. tax. In Quebec City - $40 . Other smaller towns or cities - $20. or $15. There was also a registration fee of $5' Those who refused to pay might be fined s>30. "to $200. The above laws were to ue effective Kay 1st. however, after the appeal of the Chinese community the effective day was extended to June 1st. In order to overrule the law, Ambassador Yeuiig, a lawyer and 2 interpreters (Cheung and Tan,) went to discuss the case in Ottawa with the government . Help was given by the Catholic Church.1915 > April - help was given by the Christian Association . Kay - Finnic K.P.P. (the h.P. for the Chinatown inMontreal) pleaded for the reduction of tax in the caoiiiet meeting. In June 1st, the news released that all Chinese laundromats had to pay the tax, however, those with less than 3 workers could pay it in 2 installments.June - 6 sui.j ions were sent to 0 laundryii.en for not paying the tax, 5 were fined $30.July - those who had not paied the tax were summoned tc the court to pay it and also $30. fine
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