The Chinese Canadian National Council was formed in 1980 as part of a successful national campaign mounted by Chinese Canadians to protest the irresponsible journalism of the CTV W5 program “Campus Giveaway”, which alleged that “foreigners” (Chinese Canadians) were taking away legitimate places from non-Chinese-Canadians in universities. Successful organizing in the Chinese Canadian community around this incident led to a public apology from CTV, and the formation of CCNC and some of its first member chapters. The Toronto Chapter of CCNC is a direct offspring of the Toronto Ad Hoc Committee Against W5. It is also one of the local chapters under the umbrella of CCNC.
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