Wong, Foon Sien, d. 1971

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Wong, Foon Sien, d. 1971

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  • 黃寬先
  • 黃文甫

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Foon Sien Wong was a spokesman for the Chinese Canadian community in Vancouver. In 1945 he advocated the granting of the franchise to Chinese Canadians after they became subject to the World War II military draft. On many occasions, he travelled to Ottawa to pursue the rights of Chinese Canadians, particularly urging the lifting of the strictures on Chinese immigration which often separated members of families from one another. He also served for a time on the Vancouver Consultative Committee on Redevelopment, and throughout his life, fought unflaggingly to end discrimination against, not just Chinese Canadians, but all minority groups.


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