Mike Howell, Vancouver Courier, MARCH 22, 2018
City council will hold a special meeting April 22 in Chinatown to make a formal apology to Chinese people for the legislated discrimination enacted decades ago by previous city councils.
The event at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver comes after the 11-member council agreed unanimously in November 2017 to hold a ceremony to condemn the racist policies of city leaders in power between 1886 and 1947.
Banning voting rights, not allowing Chinese people to run for public office and lobbying for a head tax were among such policies. Read more…