Protecting white women from Chinese masters
In Moose Jaw, Quong Wing is waging - and losing
- his fight against the law that bans men of Chinese origin from employing
In Toronto, the Ontario government is pouring salt on the wound.
There aren't a large number of Chinese immigrants in the city, but Chinese
laundries are springing up all over town. Businesses need employees, and
the government is concerned about the corrupting influence Asian men might
have on white women.
The Supreme Court of Canada squashed Quong Wing's
challenge. Now, Ontario amends the Factory, Shop and Office Building
Act prohibits Orientals from employing white females, just like in
Want To Know More?
Read the Act to Amend Factory, Shop and Office Building Act
S.O. 1914, c.40
The 1902 Royal Commission on Chinese and Japanese Immigration
Did you know?
The average wage paid to the Chinese laundry worker range from $8 to
$18 a month, plus room and board. White laundry workers take home $10
to $18 a week
The Guns of August begin to boom as Canada enters The
On the family front...
The Commissioner of the Juvenile Court is levying fines against parents
who don't comply with orders to have their children's tonsils and adenoids
removed. In 1999, doctors will go to court to force young Tyler Dueck
to undergo chemotherapy for cancer, against his parents wishes. The line
between parental responsibility and children's welfare will always be
hard to draw