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Social Science
SOSC 1350
Julie Dowsett

January 16, 2013 Gender and law (gendering immigration) - 1a may be appealed, within 30 days - 1b idle no more movement is symbolic of trying to get aboriginal people organized at the grass root level (grass root=comes from below) - non-aboriginal politicians have been making decisions for aboriginal communities - Todays political leaders are working for a centralized process and is not the way of aboriginal people, male aboriginal leaders feel trapped (since it controls their decisions) - The “grass root” people are left from the decision making process - It started because Bill C-45, passed on Dec 2012, first utuallateral changes (white non-aborignal politicians changing indian act {like easier surrender for their land} and the waters protection act {lossen environmental water in Canada}} - Teresa did not attend the meeting and is currently on her hungry strike - 1c the welcome letter, two years ago (2010-2011), doesn’t imply of land, or economic systems, neither does it show “civilizing” effect, not a “partnership”, - Canadian nationalism mythology, there isn’t any “truth” - 2a assumptions of who is desirable immigrant have reflected that not only is Canada is a white nation but also a Canadian state of labor - ^ since the 1960s we no longer have racist laws (in theory), the state of labor has been an important part of federal strategy, the birth rate of Canada is low and does not fill the labor jobs in Canada - BNA ACT “a male British subject age 21 years or upwards being a house holder” in other words a man born in British territories, you were automatically a citizen of Canada - ^ stated who was and was not qualified for citizenship - 2b “ the status being of an infant, luntic, idiot or married women” - 2c Chinese act, about Chinese men arrived in the 1800s, hoped to make fortune in the gold rush, over 17,000 Chinese workers employed in the CPR, paid half the wages of the white workers and 600 Chinese workers died - ^ when CPR was completed many were out of a job - Asiatic Exclusion league, the gov’t tried to find ways by for Chinese people from coming to Canada, then the “Chinese head tax” was placed to discouraged to come (was 50$ then 1900 was 100$, then 1903 was 500$) - 2d in 1923 it was prohibited (CE Act) - ^ was appealed in 1927 - 2e gentlemen’s agreement is about not immigrating to Canada - 2f 80% of Japanese in Canada were put in internment camps and their property was auctioned off - 2g continuous journey stipulation, where canda was part of Britsh empire, ideology is that everyone’s equal, and since it was part of it, any citizen was “ought” to enter (included people from India), this stipulation made it impossible, because it must come from a direct journey and not divert
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