$900,000 to help right wrongs done to Chinese

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To right historic wrongs done to the Chinese community, the federal government has given the University of B.C. $900,000 to help run a Chinese-Canadian history website.

Alice Wong, Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism, made the announcement Monday at the University's library.

Wong said the government has apologized on behalf of all Canadians for the so-called "head tax" the country charged Chinese immigrants to enter Canada between 1885 and 1923 -- and the near-total ban on Chinese immigration between 1923 and 1947.

"This was a dark chapter in Canada's history," said Wong, the Conservative MP for Richmond....

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