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Prejudice and Liberty Throughout Canadian history there have been some bleak circumstances in which harm has been done whether physical or emotional unto certain habitants based on inequitable laws within the constitution In particular the white womens labour laws and Bill C-36 have persuaded prejudices to occur within communities These predispositions have been based primarily on ethnic backgrounds and to some extent on gender The cause of such inequity can generally be found in the results of acts of war or terrorism As a result unjustified persecution could ensue The white womens labour laws were put in place to prohibit the hiring of white women in restaurants laundries or any other Oriental owned business The law was designed to support public morality by protecting white women from the advances of chinamen In short the law excludes Asian males from success within the community and labels them as a distinct group of distorted offenders The first victim of the law was Quong Wing a Chinese-Canadian restaurant owner in Moose Jaw He was charged with employing three white women as waitresses The defense in this case argued that the term Chinese was to broad to know to whom exactly it applied Loosing his case without much of a chance Quong Wing appealed He now argued that the law should not apply to a Canadian citizen as he is or that the provincial government of Saskatchewan should have the power to make laws that apply only to immigrants Faced with another loss he appealed to the Supreme Court Four out of Five judges argued that the law should stand believing that Quong Wing cannot be a Canadian because he is still from China and that the law applies to him because of his Chinese origin By reviewing such a case it is obvious to note the arrogance of high-powered authorities within Canada during this time The legislature the provincial government and the Supreme Court all agreed
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