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Canada 150: A look back – 1900s

Canada 150: A look back – 1900

Report by W.L. Mackenzie King, C.M.G. Deputy Minister of Labour Commissioner appointed to investigate into the losses sustained by the Japanese population of Vancouver, B.C. on the occasion of the riots in that city in September 1907

The Vancouver Anti-Oriental Riots occurred in September 1907 as a result of anti-immigration attitudes. Similar riots happened in other West Coast cities in the United States. The Royal Commission report expressed regret at the financial losses to Japanese property.  After these incidents, the federal government soon began to restrict Japanese emigration to Canada.

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Canada 150: A look back – 1890s

The statistical year-book of Canada for ...

The statistical year-book of Canada for...

An early edition of the Canada Year Book, which was published from 1867 to 2012. The annual almanac was a reference guide on the demographic, political and economic changes facing Canadians.

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Canada 150: A look back – 1880s

Canada 150: A look back – 1880s

Report of the Canadian Pacific Railway Royal Commission

The construction of transcontinental railways like the Canadian Pacific Railway opened up settlement in the west and played an important role in the expansion of Confederation. However, building these railways was complicated and expensive. A Royal Commission established to investigate the cost and methods of building the railroad concluded that inexperienced personnel, poorly written contracts and a lack of time had made construction more costly than necessary.

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