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War Measures Act.pdf
The War Measures Act gives the government the authority to take extensive measures to protect Canada, including measures that violate civil and human rights.
In 1940, The Jehovah’s Witnesses as a religion and organization was banned and made…

report on royal commission.jpg
This image shows the first page of the Report of the Royal Commission on Chinese Immigration. Report and Evidence, 1885. The recommendations of this report ultimately led to the Chinese Immigration Act of 1885, which imposed a head tax upon Chinese…

chinese labourers .jpg
This photograph depicts Chinese labourers working on the Canadian Pacific Railway mile sections of the Canadian Pacific Railway from the Pacific to Craigellachie in the Eagle Pass in British Columbia.

raoofs generated information.jpg
This screenshot captures the search results from the Chinese Migrant Database operated by Library and Archives Canada for Chong Do Dang, a ten year old boy. The records show that Chong Do Dang was registered on Feb. 11, 1922.

chang dong dang head certificate tax.jpg
This document is a head tax certificate issued to Chong Do Dang, age 10. Once a Chinese migrant paid the required head tax, the individual would be issued a certificate like this one.

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This cartoon depicts Amor de Cosmos forcing a Chinese immigrant to leave British Columbia because he refuses to assimilate.

According to Library and Archives Canada, the caption of this cartoon read:
- A.D.C: “You can’t or won’t…

first offensive cartoon.jpg
The is a cartoon that was published in the Canadian Illustrated News in 1870. This cartoon depicts a Chinese man stealing the boot of a white man.  The Chinese man is being beaten by Uncle Sam and two other white men. This provides a concrete…

In response to xenophobic posters found on the campus of the University of Alberta, students and visitors gather to learn about the turban and the Sikh faith and to try on a turban.

This is a screenshot of a xenophobic poster about Sikhs found on the University of Alberta campus. It was posted by Laura Porter to the Overheard at the University of Alberta group. (FACEBOOK - LAURA PORTER)

A CBC news story reporting on xenophobic posters found on the campus of the University of Alberta. The posters targeted Sikh men in particular. The poster read: ""F---k your Turban ... If you're so obsessed with your third world culture go the…

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Three screen shots capturing tweets posted in response to the plastering of xenophobic posters at the University of Alberta, including a tweet from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
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