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CBC News Looking Back: Quong Wing Must-See

In 1912, a restaurant owner in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, is fined for breaking a law that prohibited Chinese business owners from hiring white women. With the support of the Chinese community, Quong Wing fights the case all the way to the Supreme Court.
  • 1999
  • 00:04:03
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/31/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Mother Tongues: The Journey of Tam Goossen

Through the lens of her life story, Toronto activist and educator Tam Goossen speaks to the challenges and triumphs of Chinese-Canadian communities.
  • 2019
  • 00:22:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

The Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of Chinatown Must-See

Most major cities across Canada have a Chinatown – but how did they start, and why? What is the historical importance of Chinatowns? How did Chinatowns go from safe-havens to celebrated cultural spaces?  This episode, a look at the early history of Chinese people this side of the Pacific, and the historic Chinatown in B.C. that predates Confederation. (Hint: it's ...
  • 2019
  • 00:28:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

CBC News Vancouver 125: Origins of Chinatown and DTES

In this report created to celebrate Vancouver's 125th anniversary, CBC's Tim Weekes looks at the tumultuous past of Vancouver's storied Chinatown and Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhoods.
  • 2011
  • 00:03:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2018

Cross Country Checkup Chinese Canadian student explores Canada's exclusionary immigration history Must-See

During a Cross Country Checkup live broadcast from the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., the show got feedback from high school students on various exhibits featured in the museum's new Canadian History Hall. Samantha Yee, a Grade 11 student at Lisgar Collegiate Institute, was particularly interested in the exhibit's section on immigration, and how it directly related to her family's ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2017

The National Forgotten Chinese-Canadian Fought in WWI's Battle of Hill 70

Frederick Lee was one of a few hundred young men of Chinese descent who volunteered to fight for Canada in WWI, in an era when even those Chinese-Canadians born in Canada were considered aliens and denied the right to vote. He fought in the little known but strategically crucial Battle of Hill 70. Until recently, few knew about his contributions.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

Generations The Chan Legacy

The Chans go back seven generations in Canada and are one of the oldest families on the West Coast. Reverend Chan's granddaughter, Helen Lee, grandson Victor Wong and great grandson Gary Lee recall being barred from theatres, swimming pools and restaurants. Finally, in 1947, Chinese born in Canada were granted citizenship and the right to vote. Today, Todd Wong represents a ...
  • 2007
  • 00:43:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013