In this post I look at the follow up to the Chinese Immigration Act and share a startling period in Canadian immigration: the use of X-rays to determine the chronological age of Chinese teenagers and young adults. Put simply, X-rays were used to measure bone formation, called ossification, and by comparing the measurements of bone… Continue reading Order-in-Council PC 2115: When immigration met the X-ray machine
Come with me as I look at the exact wording of the disenfranchising laws for the Chinese from 1872-1948, including 16 links to finding original Acts and legislation in Canada.
A story about voting, Canadian laws, and my grand-uncle Kew Dock Yip
What if you were Chinese and coming home to Canada in 1921? You got a free stay in the Chinese Detention Shed, no exceptions.
Curious about DNA kits? Me too. Here are my pros and cons.
Ah Vancouver! Fighting over real estate is nothing new.
BC looks at its racist past and decides to say sorry. Vancouver does too.
Everything you were afraid to ask about the federal laws concerning voting and immigration for the Chinese in Canada, in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee.