Dr. Matthew Chow, Doctor of BC's President-Elect, has sent the following message to our members.
Greetings to all my medical colleagues and members of CCMSBC.
Chinese-Canadians have a proud but sometimes clouded history in Canada. Those clouds include discriminatory laws against Chinese immigration, the disenfranchisement of Chinese-Canadians until 1948 (women were allowed to vote before Chinese-Canadians), and aspersions cast upon Chinese-Canadian medical students in Canadian medical schools.
Those clouds are now long past us.
For the first time in the 119 year history of the Doctors of BC, a Chinese-Canadian has been elected to the position of President-Elect.