Chinese Head Tax | Chinese Canadian History

Even though my Great Grandfather immigrated to Canada in 1918, I’m still the first generation in my family to be born in Canada – a whopping 60+ years later! The Chinese Head Tax is one of the many big stains on Canadian history. Did you know there were 4 discriminatory Chinese Immigration Acts since Canada was confederated in 1867? I share how the head tax has affected my family across generations, and give a brief history lesson about Chinese immigration to Canada pre-1970.

Jiskca

Vegan Ⓥ, and Canadian expat living in Germany. Here to spread a positive message.

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