Chinese Immigration in Canadian History By Dingleman Nov 21, 1900 Head Tax The federal government increases the Chinese immigration head tax to $100, to take effect in 1902. Nov 21, 1903 Head Tax Increase The federal government raises the head tax to $500. Nov 22, 1907 Riots in Chinatown Anti-Asian riots progressed through Chinatown in Vancouver, destroying Chinese and Japanese buisnesses. Nov 22, 1916 Chinese Labour Association The Chinese Labour Association is founded in British Columbia. Nov 22, 1917 YMCI and Chinese Students The Young Mens Christian Institute holds the first conference for Chinese students. Period: Nov 22, 1917 to Nov 22, 1918 White Women for Hire A law was passed making it illegal for a white woman to work in an Asian owned resteraunt or laundromat. Nov 22, 1920 Veterens Given the Vote A handful of Chinese Veterens are given the right to vote. Jul 1, 1923 The Chinese Immigration Act The new Chinese Immigration Act was set forth on July 1, 1923. Period: Sep 1, 1939 to Sep 2, 1945 Chinese-Canadian Soldiers Canadian and Chinese-Canadian soldiers fight alongside each other in the Second World War. Nov 22, 1947 The Vote Chinese Canadians are given the right to vote in Federal Elections because of pressure from various lobbying groups. They are also given the right to work as lawyers, pharmacists, and accountants. Nov 22, 1967 Immigration Chinese Canadians are given the same voting rights as other immigrants. Nov 22, 1984 Compensation The families of Chinese immigrants who were subject to the head tax, recieve compensation. Nov 22, 1990 The TADC The Toronto Association for Democracy in China is set forth. Nov 22, 1997 All Chinese Radio Station In Toronto an all Chinese radio station is established.