Op-ed: B.C. must reconcile with its past official racism against Chinese Canadians

A “White Man’s Province” was more than a slogan, a political excess. It was a primary feature of B.C. government policy for seven decades after B.C. joined Canada in 1871, with Chinese Canadians a constant target of hostile action by their provincial government and legislature. British Columbia passed an avalanche of discriminatory legislation in this period—a record not matched in any other Canadian province.

MLAs upset over legislative closure

SAM SMITH / TRI-CITIES NOW OCTOBER 2, 2013 12:00 AM There will be no fall sitting of the B.C. legislature this year, and Tri-Cities MLAs are completely divided on the subject. Rookie NDP MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville, Selina Robinson, says the Liberals’ …