Saturday, August 28, 2010

New website honours long-ignored Chinese who built the CPR

The launch of a new website changes all that today. The Ties That Bind: Building the CPR, Building a Place in Canada ( the seldom-told story of Chinese immigrants and their role in creating the Canada we share today. A project by the Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada, the Multicultural History Society of Ontario and Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the website provides a virtual exhibit that explores the history of Chinese-Canadians, the railroad workers and their long struggle to find equality.