On June 22, 2006, on behalf of the Government of Canada, the Prime Minister apologized in the House of Commons for the implementation of the Chinese Head Tax. As part of the apology and redress the Conservatist government decided to compensate the surviving Head Tax payers and surviving spouse of Head Tax payers only.
The objectives of the Head Tax Families Society of Canada are:
1. to seek a just and honourable redress for all families affected by the Chinese Head Tax and the exclusionary Chinese Immigration Acts,
2. to educate Canadians on the contributions of Chinese pioneers, and
3. to promote racial harmony amongst all Canadians
The Head Tax Families Society of Canada believes an inclusive redress begins with the Three Manifests:
1. The Government of Canada will recognize and acknowledge redress is incomplete;
2. The Government of Canada will commit to good faith negotiations with Head Tax families currently excluded from the June 22, 2006 announcement and who are seeking direct redress; and
3. The Government of Canada will act in the spirit of one certificate, one claim
AHA MEDIA welcomed our new pet Rainbow the Rose Tarantula home with a Turkey Dinner.
Date: April 7th, 2013
Time: Registration at 1:30pm, Meeting begins at 2:00pm
Location: Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BCVolunteers |COPE’s Annual General Meeting is one of our most important and most attended. To ensure that things run smoothly, we need many volunteers! If you are interested in helping, please contact our Executive Director, Sean Antrim at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-600-2731. Volunteers will still be able to take part in all of the meeting activities, whether voting or otherwise. Some particular attributes we are looking for are:
- First Aid
– Drivers with a vehicle
Executive Elections |
We will be electing people to six positions on our Executive Committee. Those positions are:
- Internal Co-Chair
– Corresponding Secretary
– 3 Member-at-Large positions
Those who wish to run must be nominated from the floor of the meeting. Nominators will receive 1 minute to introduce their nominees. Candidates for the Executive will each receive 3 minutes to introduce themselves to the COPE membership.
Water, coffee, and tea will be served at the meeting. Please bring your own mug or water container to prevent unnecessary waste.
The Maritime Labour Centre is fully accessible. The wheelchair accessible entrance is the main entrance, on the North side of the building, off Triumph Street (there is a ramp on the sidewalk near Victoria Drive). If you have any other questions about accessibility, please give us a call at 604-255-0400.
If you need childminding for the afternoon, we will do our best to accommodate you. Please let us know, so that we can make sure to have an appropriate number of childminders and materials.
How to get there/Directions |
The Maritime Labour Centre is one block South of Powell Street, which is a bus route. Buses that travel
Eastward: #4 Powell and the #7 Nanaimo
Westward: #4 UBC and the #7 Dunbar
MLC is also two blocks North of Hastings Street, which is also a bus route. Buses that run down Hastings Street are:
Eastward: #14 Hastings and the #16 29th Ave Station
Westward: #14 Downtown and the #16 Arbutus
On either routes, get off at Victoria Drive.
The Maritime Labour Centre is a few blocks north of the Adanac Bike-way. Take Adanac in either direction, and head north the Lakewood Bike route. Turn West on Triumph Street to get to Victoria Drive.
There are bike racks outside the venue’s entrance.
The Maritime Labour Centre has a reasonably sized parking lot and there is parking on the street.
Day 14: Downtown Eastside Hunger Striker to “weigh-in” and deliver demands to City Hall
At City Hall, Dave’s supporters, including Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, will deliver a letter to the Mayor’s office that requests a meeting and a response to hunger strike demands. At this time, Dave will make a presentation and be available for questions. Also, learn about Dave’s weight and health as he enters his third week without food.
“Gentrification is intensifying; the housing crisis is deepening, and the health of the people and the land are under serious threat. Desperate times call for desperate measures.” -Homeless Dave
AHA MEDIA filmed Sid Tan of Head Tax Families Society of Canada speaks with Lingli Kong of OMNI TV in Vancouver.
Sid spoke about BC Liberals Ethic vote scandal – “Ethic Gate” and BC Government apology for Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion