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Modern Times Weekly

Modern Times Weekly

Although it developed later than the British Columbia community, Chinese immigration to Ontario was already a significant force in the 1950s. After changes to Canadian 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. Modern Times Weekly was published in Toronto from 1985 to 1990. It covered local and national news from a Chinese-Canadian perspective, and included community commentary and Chinatown issues. 1985 to 1987 is available here. It is primarily in Chinese with some English summaries.

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