A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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Question 1
Canada's anti-Chinese immigration policies, which had been in effect in the form of head taxes since the l880's, were eliminated by the 1920's.

False. In 1923, the Chinese Immigration Act, imposing a head tax of $500 on every Chinese immigrant to Canada was repealed. But a new, more severe legislation was implemented in its place and was intended to virtually eliminate all Chinese Immigration to Canada. That legislation became known as the Chinese Exclusion Act and was passed on July 1, 1923. For many years Canadian Chinese refused to celebrate our national holiday on that date, calling it instead, Chinese Humiliation Day.


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