Independent topical source of current affairs, opinion and issues, featuring stories making news in Canada from immigrants, newcomers, minorities & ethnic communities' point of view and interests.

Injustices Date: City Council

injustices date: On this day, on behalf of city council and the City of Vancouver, I sincerely apologize for these past injustices and their cruel effects on individuals and their families, and commit to ensuring that similar unjust practices are never again allowed to fall on any group or community, said Robertson from the centre's stage, which included the 10 other members of city council and city manager Sadhu Johnston, according to Vancouver Courier. Those injustices date back to Vancouver's first civic government, which made it clear at its first meeting in 1886 that no Chinaman or Indian shall be entitled to vote in any municipal election for the election of mayor or alderman. The long-awaited apology was delivered by Mayor Gregor Robertson in English and former city councillors Maggie Ip in Cantonese and Bill Yee in Sze Yup at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver on Pender Street, where more than 500 people sat and stood to witness the historic event.article continues below Trending Stories Downtown playground had been problematic' prior to fire Inside the dark 'incel' world of Toronto's murderous rampage Police warn Bitcoin ATMs easier, more profitable' for laundering money than casinos Liberal leader takes shot at employer health tax during visit to manufacturing businessrelated Pop-up events bring tea and talk to Chinatown Vancouver council to apologize for historical discrimination against Chinese Outside, dozens more stopped in the streets to watch the proceedings broadcast on large video screens positioned near the Keefer Memorial Square, where a monument stands in recognition of the contribution Chinese war veterans and railway workers made to Canada. That position served as a launch point for decades of legislated and targeted racism by city leaders, including restricting where Chinese people could own and run a business. Raymond Louie, were used to prohibit Chinese residents from purchasing property. Housing covenants, including one on the house owned by Coun. ( As reported in the news.