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Chinese residents win family reunification rights

Chinese residents could apply for their families to join them in Canada.

(CCL, 178)

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Mon, 1957-07-01

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1957

Communist Revolution in China

Communist Revolution succeeded in China, and the People’s Republic of China was established. Direct immigration from China to Canada ended until 1974, after diplomatic relations are re-established. In the interim, most Chinese migration to Canada was from Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

(CCL, 177; CTC, 245)

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Sat, 1949-10-01

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1 October 1949

Chinese-Canadians receive full citizenship rights

Chinese Canadians received citizenship rights including the vote.

(GM, 18)

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Tue, 1947-07-01

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1947

Chinese Canadians and East Indian Canadians gain BC franchise

The BC Legislature granted vote to Chinese Canadians and East Indian Canadians.

(CTC, 209)

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Tue, 1947-07-01

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1947

Chinese Immigration Act repealed

Chinese Immigration Act (Exclusion Act) was repealed in Canada.

(GM, 14; CTC, 208)

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Thu, 1947-05-01

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May 1947

Asians veterans win franchise

BC Elections Act awards the franchise to all Asians who had served in the First or Second World Wars (Japanese Canadians who served in the First World War already had the franchise).

(CTC, 208)

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Thu, 1945-03-01

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March 1945

Chinese-Canadian Club asks premier for franchise

Chinese-Canadian Club presented a brief to BC Premier Hart requesting the franchise.

(CTC, 208)

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Sun, 1945-07-01

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1945

Canada - China exchange embassies

Canada established an embassy in China, and China established an embassy in Ottawa.

(CTC, 197)

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Thu, 1943-07-01

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1943

Chinese population of Victoria 3,435

Metropolitan Victoria had a Chinese population of 3,435.

(CCL, 168)

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Tue, 1941-07-01

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1941

Chinese Youth Association founded

The Chinese Youth Association was founded to raise money for Chinese victims of the war and boycott Japanese products.

(CCL, 170)

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Mon, 1940-07-01

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1940