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CPC黨領安德魯・希爾(Andrew Scheer),就華人人頭稅道歉(Chinese Head Tax Apology) 1 ...

2017-6-23 08:15| 評論: 0|編輯 |刪除

摘要: 2017-6-22“Today marks the anniversary of the historic Chinese head tax apology by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Although Canada has had a long-standing reputation as a warm and welcoming nati ...
2017-6-22

“Today marks the anniversary of the historic Chinese head tax apology by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Although Canada has had a long-standing reputation as a warm and welcoming nation, this was not always the case.

During the 19th century, Canada experienced the British Columbia gold rush and the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which brought an influx of Chinese immigrants to Canada’s west coast. With the completion of the railway, the Canadian government imposed a ‘head tax’ on all Chinese entering Canada. In 1923, the Canadian government passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which virtually prohibited anyone from China legally entering the country. This ban remained in place until 1947. This truly was one of the darkest chapters in Canadian history.
 
“Eleven years ago today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed the House of Commons to deliver a formal apology for the head tax that was imposed on Chinese immigrants. Prime Minister Harper highlighted: “We have a collective responsibility to build a country base firmly on the notion of equality of opportunity, regardless of one’s race or ethnic origin." 
 
“Canada is proud to feature one of the largest Chinese Diasporas in the world, and we are grateful for the outstanding contributions Canadians of Chinese heritage have made to this great country. On behalf of the Official Opposition and our Conservative Caucus, I encourage all Canadians to use this commemoration as an opportunity to recognize those who have given so much to make this country what it is today.”


2017-6-22


今天是前總理史蒂芬・哈珀(Stephen Harper)就當年向華人徵收人頭稅道歉的紀念日。儘管加拿 大以溫暖和熱情久負盛名,但情況並非一向如此。

十九世紀時,加拿大卑詩省的淘金熱和加拿大太平洋鐵路的建設使中國移民湧入了加拿大的西海 岸。鐵路完成後,加拿大政府向所有進入加拿大的華人徵收‘人頭稅’。一九二三年,加拿大政府通 過了排華法案(Chinese Exclusion Act),阻止華人合法入境。此項禁令在一九四七年前一直生效。 這真的是加拿大歷史上最黑暗的一章。


十一年前的今天,總理史蒂芬・哈珀在下議院就當年向華人移民所徵收的人頭稅正式道歉。總理 哈珀強調:“我們有責任建立一個以平等機會為基礎的國家,無論種族或族裔出身。”

“加拿大是世界上其中一個擁有最多中國海外僑民的地方,我們感謝加拿大華人為這個偉大的國 家所做出的傑出貢獻。我謹代表官方反對黨和我們保守黨核心黨員,鼓勵所有加拿大人藉此機會 認識為這個國家做出過奉獻的人。”


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