LABOUR STUDIES OCT 18TH.docx

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Immigration Labour- Organized Labour’s Responses- Pt.1
Mainstream Labour Movement
-Job Market Concerns
-Exclusion & Racism
-Some Exceptions
-Radical Movement
-Socialist Party of Canada
-Immigrant Traditions
-British Columbia
craft unions always worried about the skilled/unskilled
the labour movement in Canada became a pretty loud voice demanding exclusion
immigrants from eastern Europe and Asia
never consistent and never rational
speak out in favor of African Americans
Ironic and racist (favored African Americans but hated the Chinese)
Ralph Smith
built his career bashing the chinese
pro anti chinese
led rally’s
became a member of the liberal party in Ottawa
political career
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