SOURCE: Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

June 20, 2016 10:00 ET

10th Anniversary of Chinese Head Tax & Exclusion Act Redress

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - June 20, 2016) - In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the parliamentary apology (June 22, 2006) for the Chinese Head Tax & Chinese Exclusion Act, the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNCTO) & Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (MTCSALC) will host a proclamation event at Toronto City Hall.

Mayor John Tory will proclaim June 22 as Chinese Head Tax & Exclusion Act Redress Day followed by a roundtable discussion to reflect on the meaning of Redress and its impact on the present day struggle for equality for Chinese Canadians.

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Proclamation of Chinese Head Tax & Redress Day (Peace Garden) - 4:30 pm - 5 pm
Community Roundtable Discussion (Meeting Room B, 2nd Floor, City Hall) - 5 pm - 6 pm

WHERE:
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen St W., Toronto, ON

WHO:
CCNCTO is an organization of Chinese Canadians in the City of Toronto that promotes equity, social justice, inclusive civic participation, and respect for diversity.

The MTCSALC is a community based legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario, which provides free legal services to low income, non-English speaking clients from the Chinese, Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian communities in Toronto and has over 25 years of experience serving these communities.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Avvy Go
    Clinic Director, Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
    (416) 971-9674
    goa@lao.on.ca

    Chase Lo
    Executive Director
    Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter
    416-596-0833
    executivedirector@ccnctoronto.ca