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  • From 1880 to 1885, 15,000 Chinese workers came to British Columbia to build the CPR (Canadian Pacific Railway), and hopefully start a family in this new land.
  • After the railway was complete, the workers wanted to bring their families over to Canada
  • But the Canadian government had different plans...
  • They announced a head tax on Chinese immigrants of $50, (what is now worth around $1200)
  • Than they raised it to $100...
  • After It was raised to $500, some workers lost hope of their family coming to Canada, as they couldn't pay the head tax. Out of the 46,000 Chinese in Canada, only about 3,000 were woman
  • Now, in 2018, many Chinese people don't call July 1st Canada Day, But National Humiliation Day, as they were the only people exluded from imigrating to Canada.
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