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Deporting "Ah Sin" to Save the White Race: Moral Panic, Racialization and the Extension of Canadian

Deporting "Ah Sin" to Save the White Race: Moral Panic, Racialization and the Extension of Canadian

  1. Jatelka
    Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 1999;16(1):65-88

    Carstairs, C

    This article argues that a Vancouver anti-drug campaign was critical to the extension of Canada's drug laws in the early 1920s. The highly racialized drug panic resulted in extraordinarily severe drug legislation including six-month sentences for possession. This had particularly devastating effects on Chinese-Canadians who were targeted by enforcement officials and faced the possibility of deportation. However, the drug panic also affected drug users of all backgrounds who for long afterwards faced lengthy sentences for possession as well as civil liberties violations such as extraordinary search legislation and restrictions on the right to an appeal