The Canadian Immigration Policy and the Racial Discrimination it Induced
The laissez faire approach to immigration that Canada had inherited over its lifetime began to fade away in 1884. British Columbia had become very concerned with the number of single male Chinese that had emigrated to the province since the 1860's when the American gold fields dried up. Thus, the provincial government took political action over the next year to finally impose a head tax of $50,
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base in the entire world. This country has come along way in protecting the human rights of all of the people residing within its borders, not just the white race. The struggle for Canadian settlement was a positive factor in economic terms. Each culture contributed to their own part of the Canadian economy and business and industry advanced greatly, while each person created their place in the developing natural resource giant that we call home.