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A Chinese hockey team in Toronto

They risked their lives to help build Canada's railroad in the 1880s. But as soon as the work was done, Canada just wanted them gone. It was the beginning of a difficult history for Chinese immigrants to Canada. They struggled through the head tax, personal attacks and job discrimination. But the Chinese in Canada persevered. And today, Chinese-Canadians are an integral part of Canada's multicultural society, forging their own cultural identities.

Toronto's all-Chinese hockey team, playing in the King Clancy Hockey League, is considered quite "unusual" in 1949.
Medium: Radio
Program: CBC News Roundup
Broadcast Date: Feb. 10, 1949
Guest(s): Don Lem
Interviewer: Dave Price
Duration: 2:33

Last updated: December 10, 2012

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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