Sen. Paula Simons rises in the Red Chamber to speak to Sen. Yuen Pau Woo’s inquiry and draws attention to the horrific legacy of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Enforced from 1923 until 1947, the Act effectively banned all Chinese immigration to Canada.
In her speech, Senator Simons calls on Canadians not to give in to xenophobia and paranoia as they did one hundred years ago.
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