The Case of Quong Wing

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Title

The Case of Quong Wing

Description

In 1912, Quong Wing, a Canadian citizen of Chinese descent, hired two white women as servers at his restaurant in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Female Labour Act (the Act) barred all “Chinamen” from hiring white females, and as such, he was criminally charged and convicted. This short video explains the Supreme Court of Canada's decision, which upheld a racist and exclusionary law.

Creator

Jun Hu, Pro Bono Students of Canada Volunteer, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2020)

Publisher

ALPHA Education

Collection

Citation

Jun Hu, Pro Bono Students of Canada Volunteer, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2020), “The Case of Quong Wing,” Publications and Resources, accessed May 21, 2024, https://edresources.omeka.net/items/show/65.