Xenophobia continues to push politicians to pass discriminatory legislation
that prevents asian immigration to Canada.
The latest effort is s. 5 of the Chinese Immigration Act, 1923.
It confines immigration to certain groups such as students coming to Canada
to study at a University and Chinese children born in Canada who wish
to come home.
It's far from an open door policy.
The more things change...
In 1923, Canadians and their governments are concerned about widespread
immigration from China. In 1999, a new wave of illegal refugees from China
will make headlines.
Want To Know More?
Read the Chinese Immigration Act, S.C. 1923 c. 38 S. 5