This publication is based on a series of opinion pieces written by John Price that ran in the Victoria Times Colonist in December of 2019. The original publication date in April 2020 was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.The COVID-19 pandemic also slowed down consultation processes for the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC). The NAJC used the time to conduct provincial stakeholder engagement to further develop and clarify its recommendations. These specific asks will be presented to the BC government at upcoming meetings.
This co-publication with the NAJC is an effort to raise awareness about the history of anti-Asian racism and dispossession in British Columbia and the impacts that history still has today.