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Chinese Express [newspaper]

Although it developed later than the British Columbia community, Chinese immigration to Ontario was already a significant force in the 1950s. After changes to immigration policy in 1967 opened the doors to skilled workers, large Chinese communities began to form in Toronto and Ottawa, as well other large Canadian cities. As a result, the size and internal diversity of Ontario’s Chinese communities increased dramatically in the 1970s and 80s. This increased presence led to community activism around issues such as education, language maintenance, and city development, as well as the formation of the Chinese Canadian National Council for Equality, based in Toronto.

The Chinese Express served this wave of immigrants, publishing daily from 1971 to 1989, entirely in Chinese. It served as a source of general news, covering world events and Canadian politics, as well as that of specific interest to the Chinese community. Its entire run has been digitized and will be available here.

Collection contributed by: Multicultural History Society of Ontario

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Chinese Express

L’immigration chinoise s’est d’abord développée en Colombie-Britannique, mais elle est devenue une force importante en Ontario dans les années 1950. Suite au changement de la loi sur l’immigration en 1967, laquelle a ouvert les portes aux travailleurs qualifiés étrangers, d’importantes communautés chinoises se sont établies à Toronto, à Ottawa et dans plusieurs autres grandes villes. Par conséquent, la taille et la diversité interne des communautés chinoises ontariennes ont énormément augmenté dans les années 1970 et 1980. Ce phénomène a stimulé l’activisme communautaire en faveur de grands dossiers comme l’éducation, la protection de la langue, le développement urbain, ainsi que l’établissement du Conseil national des canadiens chinois à Toronto.

Le Chinese Express s’adressait à cette vague d’immigrants et il fut publié de 1971 à 1989, entièrement en chinois. Il se voulait une source de nouvelles d’intérêt général : il couvrait les actualités internationales, la politique canadienne et les nouvelles touchant la communauté chinoise. Le tirage a été entièrement numérisé et sera disponible sur ce site.

Contribution de la Multicultural History Society of Ontario