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Beautification of Chinatown

Chinatown undergoes a process of rehabilitation and beautification.

(CCL, 198)

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Sun, 1979-07-01 - Tue, 1986-07-01

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1979 - 1986

Diplomatic relations established with China

Canada and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations.

(CCL, 188)

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Tue, 1970-10-13

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13 October 1970

'Point system' for immigration introduced

Canada introduced a “point system” for assessing new immigrants. (CCL, 188) This was intended to eliminate racial discrimination but in practice this was not entirely the case. (GM, 14)

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Sun, 1967-10-01

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1 October 1967

Centennial Square displaces buildings

The City of Victoria purchased buildings on Cormorant Street and tore them down to create Centennial Square.

(CCL, 182)

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Sun, 1962-07-01

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1962

Chinese Community Hospital Society of Victoria incorporated

The Chinese Community Hospital Society of Victoria was incorporated.

(CCL, 182)

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Sat, 1961-07-01

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1961

Palace of Sages moved to Chinese Public School

The Palace of Sages in Victoria was moved from the old CCBA building to the assembly hall of the Chinese Public School.

(CCL, 181)

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Thu, 1965-07-01 - Fri, 1966-07-01

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1965 - 1966

Chinese Adjustment Statement Program

An amnesty program, called the Chinese Adjustment Statement Program, operated in Canada whereby Chinese immigrants who had entered the country illegally could gain legal status (CTC, 216-217)

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Fri, 1960-07-01 - Sun, 1973-07-01

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1960 - 1973

Illegal immigration investigation launched

The RCMP searched offices of Chinese organizations throughout Canada as part of an investigation into illegal Chinese immigration.

(CTC, 214).

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Tue, 1960-05-24

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24 May 1960

First women join CCBA board

First female directors joined the board of the CCBA.

(CCL, 179)

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Wed, 1959-07-01

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1959

Douglas Jung becomes first Chinese-Canadian MP

Douglas Jung, representing Vancouver Centre, was the first Chinese Canadian who won election as a Member of Parliament. He lost his seat in 1962, and for over a decade, there was no Chinese-Canadian MP in Ottawa until Arthur Lee was elected in Vancouver East in 1974.

(CTC, 240)

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Mon, 1957-07-01

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1957