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For the unity of Chinese and white workers [letter] Chinese Workers Protective Association 1934

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 FOE THE UNI?Y .OF■' CTI^ESS AW
TO: -Premier Pastullo : Victoria, B*C.
Mayor G.C McGeer; Vancouver, B.C.
Chinese Consal   • : Vancouver, B.C.
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WHEREAS:
The present  conditions under
whi,ch Chinese Unemployed
Workers are far ced tu eat in  ,
the soup kitchens in Vancou-  *    -iT    j? ,\fc
ver are svc*l bhat the atwr-unt   !      j    -"^C-.   //y'~
of food received >y ea<Jh per-;    __*...; ,.v ^*w^
sou per day amounts to approxj
imateiy one ounce of meat,
two cents worth of rice and    $
one cents worth of poor vege- j   — —.    -    -     -"-__..__.«,
tables *nd only two meagre       \ ft -T r£. Jjz/i Jf- j  /       3*t?"  l? 7 , A —.
meals are served per day, and| % -'   ^ T^X     'S ** * ^
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Only 60^ per week is allowed
for shelter a Horace which
necessitates overcrowding and
creates favorable conditions
for the growth ef disease and
epidemics, and
WHEREAS?
No clothing or shoes of any
description has been issued
to the Chinese Unemployed
Workers on relief since January- 1934, and
4*& <- <L <*- fi&St ihZ-
WHEREASt
This is the only foreign
race in Canada that is discriminated against in such a
brutal and inhuman manner.
That we,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
members of .....»^.j   j£^_  r-,      ^*r,    .*ji)    -»     f      /*   **-^ jN-,,
em-par tically protest against these con-   \fc  ^J.    '%_ .^f* \3"» /•—   gj Q) \
ditiens and resolve: "*    ~    -   -   -    *   *.-•* ------ - - -
1.      Equality in all raspects with  ^ ifHH I" ^     j;       * ^ ^ ^ ^
other races be granted to the  Chinese      v. jhh  %) /L    /%) ft A*-* jk^-Ai"   '"■-- *£?
Unemployed Workers on relief and the ™  s » «d I*   /A   V-^'"^   *•*
abolition cf -"-.he present soup kitches*     yt!9 £    5^ /Ja  £l? -£*    *?• J^IS    -:;-
toe ir reolBCGme.it with the system     " ^ -^ q    "=f   4 L» ff/^ #&       /U
and
that    is now irr practise in Vancouver,
thai; allo'/s  aingle workers to eat and
sleep in p3aces of their own choosing.
2.      The enactment  of the demands
of the Petition which was presented to
the Provincial Cabinet on December 7th,
1934,  asking for:
Aj»od allowsnee of 45^ per day to
all single persons, a minimum of $1.75
per person per week for room allowance
and an immediate outfitting of single
persons wfth suitable winter clothing
and the establishment of a clothing aa-
low^nce amounting to 40 per cent of the
above food allowance.
3-       That    all those Chinese workers who registered fo~~ r?tu~ning to
Chir.a end who hr.ve  si:.:ce  changed their
minus,  be rein^ta'tssd  upc*l on relief.
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Iss:Ofid by provincial Workers  Coun-
rrom 51,   1<*S-Has'tlosfs  Sf. , West,
-u.'?.-,  B. C ,   itt co-cour%xion with
s e Vc r fcc rs Pr ■.. t- s * 1-
;ociaxion.
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