Chinese Canadian legal history

“Road to Justice” is a new web resource outlining the early legal history of Chinese Canadians. Presented by the Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic with funding from the Community Historical Recognition Program, the website gives background on all aspects of Chinese Canadian legal history including laws and legislation, key court cases, the first Chinese Canadian lawyers and the redress campaign.  The site includes text, case study documents, video interviews, and a graphical timeline which is a great teaching resource.

Related material in the Chung Collection includes material related to Dock Yip, the first Chinese Canadian lawyer called to the bar. Also try searching under subject headings such as Chinese–capture and imprisonment, Law & legal affairs, and Emigration & Immigration.  Researchers of this topic should also be sure to consult the finding aid for the John Keenlyside Legal Research Collection, which like the Chung Collection, is held in the Rare Books and Special Collections division of the UBC Library.