B.C. Liberals gutting community-based literacy programs

VICTORIA –The B.C. Liberals are gutting essential community-based literacy programs across B.C., making it harder for people to get the basic literacy skills they need to succeed, say the New Democrats. “Literacy programs are vital to helping children succeed in …

Op-ed: B.C. must reconcile with its past official racism against Chinese Canadians

A “White Man’s Province” was more than a slogan, a political excess. It was a primary feature of B.C. government policy for seven decades after B.C. joined Canada in 1871, with Chinese Canadians a constant target of hostile action by their provincial government and legislature. British Columbia passed an avalanche of discriminatory legislation in this period—a record not matched in any other Canadian province.