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Pender Street: City Leaders and Member Council

pender street: It will hopefully help close the door on a piece of history of our city that needed to be recognized as having happened, said Vision Vancouver Coun, according to Vancouver Courier. Raymond Louie, who will join Mayor Gregor Robertson in reading the apology at the centre on East Pender Street. The event at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver comes after the 11-member council agreed unanimously in November 2017 to hold a ceremony to condemn the racist policies of city leaders in power between 1886 and 1947.article continues below Trending Stories These Richmond realtors focus on housing for the homeless Two men fined for selling 4,000 of illegal crab to Vancouver market Burnaby home operating as nine-bedroom Airbnb hotel Restaurant plan dashes homeowner's neighbourhood dreamrelated Pop-up events bring tea and talk to Chinatown City to apologize for historical discrimination against Chinese people Banning voting rights, not allowing Chinese people to run for public office and lobbying for a head tax were among such policies. Louie and Robertson will both read sections in English, with former councillors Maggie Ip and Bill Yee expected to read the Chinese portion of the apology, which will be read in Cantonese and the Sze-Yup dialect. Yee, a retired provincial court judge, was the first Chinese-Canadian elected to Vancouver council in 1982. Ip, a co-founder of United Chinese community Enrichment Services Society, served on council between 1993 and 1996. ( As reported in the news.