Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has confirmed Canadian soldiers are no longer training members of the Chinese military, amid scrutiny following a report that senior civil servants opposed a decision last year to stop training activities with the regime. A report by The Globe and Mail on Thursday cited documents mistakenly released under access to information laws which said Global Affairs Canada pushed back at the decision by Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance last year to cancel the training. The matter dominated question period in the House of Commons, with Sajjan blaming the former Conservative government for having signed a military cooperation plan in with Beijing.
Honouring a Chinese Canadian War Hero
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Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to your personal reading list, and access the interactive map. Its covert missions were based in Japanese-occupied Southeast Asia, where orders were to support and train local resistance movements to sabotage Japanese supply lines and equipment. It was thought that Chinese Canadians would blend in with local populations and speak local languages. Earlier in the war, many of these men had volunteered their services to Canada but were either turned away or recruited and sidelined.
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From the time Chinese first arrived in British Columbia in until , they were like any other migrants: they occupied lower paid jobs. However, Chinese were also treated different than any other immigrants in two important ways: they were forbidden to vote until after WWII, and they were subjected to a head tax. A decade later, in the Chinese became prey to a head tax. The head tax was designed to discourage Chinese from entering Canada. Following the end of the first war, returning Chinese veterans continued to face racial intolerance as well as unemployment.