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CCBA purchases land for cemetary

The CCBA bought land at Foul Point (now Harling Point) for a Chinese cemetery.

(CCL, 102)

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Fri, 1903-04-03

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3 April 1903

Head tax raised to $500

The head tax on Chinese immigrants was raised to $500.

(CCL, 127; CTC, 82)

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Wed, 1903-07-01

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1903

Royal Commission on Chinese and Japanese Immigration

Federal government dispatched to British Columbia a Royal Commission on Chinese and Japanese Immigration.

(CCL, 126; CTC, 67)

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Tue, 1902-07-01

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1902

Victoria’s Chinese population is 3,283

Victoria’s Chinese population was 3,283. This figure included only 96 women, of which 61 were merchants’ wives, 28 labourers’ wives, 1 minister’s wife , and 2 who were married to interpreters. The remaining four women had no occupation and were assumed by the white population to be prostitutes.

(GM, 50)

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Tue, 1902-07-01

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1902

Victoria’s Chinese population is 3,283

Victoria’s Chinese population was 3,283. This figure included only 96 women, of which 61 were merchants’ wives, 28 labourers’ wives, 1 minister’s wife , and 2 who were married to interpreters. The remaining four women had no occupation and were assumed by the white population to be prostitutes.

(GM, 50)

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Tue, 1902-07-01

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1902

Census reports 17,312 Chinese in Canada

The census reported that there were 17,312 Chinese in Canada in 1901.

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Mon, 1901-07-01

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1901

189 Chinese companies operating in Victoria

189 Chinese companies operating in Victoria.

(GM, 96)

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Mon, 1901-07-01

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1901

Chinese Immigration Act raises head tax to $100

Canada passed the Chinese Immigration Act. This Act went into effect on 1 January 1902. The head tax was raised from $50 to $100, and BC would receive half of the tax.

(CTC, 82)

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Sun, 1900-07-01

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1900

Bomb explodes in Chinese Methodist Church

A bomb exploded in the Chinese Methodist Church. The Chinese Empire Reform Society (CERA) was accused of planting the bomb, since the church’s pastor, Reverent Chan Sing Kai, dissuaded church members from joining CERA to ensure the safety of their families in China. (CCL, 113)

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Sun, 1899-12-24

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24 December 1899

Baohuanghui established in Victoria

Baohuanghui (Protecting Emperor Association) was established in Victoria by Kang Youwei. The organization was known as the Chinese Empire Reform Association (CERA) in English. (CCL 94) By 1904, the CERA had twelve branches in Canada, with about 7,000 members (CTC, 75).

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Thu, 1899-07-20

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20 July 1899