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Chinese Tax Act passed

B.C. Provincial government passed an act requiring Chinese residents over 12 years of age to pay a $10 license every three months (Chinese Tax Act). Chinese merchants in Victoria appealed to the Chinese Legation in London to request that the British government disallow this act (CCL, 16) Ten Chinese merchants also sent a petition to the Governor General challenging the Act.

(CTC, 47)

Timeline Date

Mon, 1878-09-02

Display Date

2 September 1878