The Chinese times
The Chinese times (Vancouver, B.C.)
March 17, MondayP.3 1. News from Montreal: The CBA and the Chinese Community becamedesperate due to the inspection of the status of Chinese by the government. Itwas reported that those Chinese entering Canada by using the student status andthen later becoming workers could be deported; in addition their head tax would alsobe confiscated.The above inspection was carried out because the Canadian community was against the excessive entry of Chinese into Canada (over 2,600 Chinese entered within the past 9 months). They feared thatthe Chinese might exploit the job opportunities of the returning soldiers. They thus demanded that the city council do something to check the Chinese.Ambassador Yeung immediately argued the case with the government which promised to make future consideration during the next cabinet meeting. It was hoped that the inspection of the illegal student workers would be abolished.(The immigration officers thought that the Canadian government would lose the confidence of the Chinese if it chased them out when they were not needed after the war.)2. The City Council held a meeting in Victoria to discuss housing construction. Alderman of the Socialist party suggested not hiring East Asian housing constructors for any government project. The primierrejected his proposal and stated that he had received a protest from the Japanesea government. In order to maintain/good relationship with Japan, all overseasJapanese residents had to be given good treatment.3. The agricultural committee in Victoria also held a meeting where there was the proposal to exclude East Asians from owning farm land. There was also the demand on the government to investigate the amount of money sent out of Canada annually by the East Asians; and also they wanted an evaluation of the total properties of the East Asians residing in B.C.4. anti-bandit committee. Funds were raised in Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge and Toronto. More than $700 was raised to be sent back to canton for establishing anti-bandit troop
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