Opinions

Consulting Canadians on the merits of a Foreign Influence Transparency Registry

On March 10th, 2023, the Canadian federal government published “Government of Canada launches public consultations on a Foreign Influence Transparency Registry in Canada.”   “Canada will...

‘Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy’: From UN Peacekeeper to U.S. Sentinel State

In a recent article in the Ottawa Hill-Times, journalist David Crane asked an important question: “Is Canada trying to match or outdo American hostility to China?” Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy...

Michael Chan: Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau

March 6, 2023 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2   OPEN LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU   Dear Prime Minister, I am writing...

I’m Wong, Not Wrong

As a Canadian of Chinese descent, I have always felt proud of my heritage and my home place in Canadian society. However, in recent years, I have become increasingly aware of the Sinophobia sentiment...

Remembering 100th Anniversary of the “Chinese Exclusion Act”, Refusing “Chinese Exclusion 2.0”

The Chinese Immigration Act of 1923 banned all Chinese immigrants to Canada, effective for 24 years. During this time, immigration into Canada from most countries was controlled or restricted, however...

Presentation at the Stop Anti-Asian Hate 2023 Annual Fundraising Gala, “Equality and Inclusivity,”

Presentation at the Stop Anti-Asian Hate 2023 Annual Fundraising Gala, “Equality and Inclusivity,” Sheraton Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, sponsored by the Stop Anti-Asian Hate Crimes...

AI Times: Human Voices Still Timeless

The popularity of ChatGPT, the artificial-intelligence platform launched by OpenAI recently, marks perhaps a new milestone in an AI era. When such an era comes, artificial intelligence is so easy to...

Inquiry: Calling the Attention of the Senate to the 100th Anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act

Honourable colleagues, 100 years ago in this chamber, senators voted to adopt the Chinese Immigration Act, 1923. This piece of legislation is better known as the “Chinese Exclusion Act” because it...