Asian canadian soldiers
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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. While people of.
"They made it impossible to continue that kind of discrimination."
Description:By that time, conscription was a big topic in Chinatown. We were able to bring our families from China," Ronald Lee, another Force veteran, says in the film. These workers accepted the terms offered by the Chinese labour contractors who were engaged by the railway construction company to hire them—low pay, long hours, lower wages than non-Chinese workers and dangerous working conditions, in order to support their families that stayed in China. That distinction meant specialized training , but it also meant great risk, because they weren't part of the Geneva Convention that traditionally protected captured soldiers. They became the first group of Asian Canadians to win the vote in British Columbia, a province that had enacted a long list of racial exclusions with respect to the franchise.