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Thursday June 22, 2006
The federal government appears set to offer money as well as a formal apology over a racist head tax once applied to Chinese immigrants.

Heritage Minister Bev Oda strongly hinted at compensation in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

"An apology will be made in the House and we will also be addressing appropriate acknowledgement," she responded when asked if a compensation package would be announced.

Chinese-Canadian groups say they expect Prime Minister Stephen Harper will offer compensation as well as regret when he speaks to the Commons on Thursday.

They suggest the package will include payments of $10,000 to $21,000 for surviving immigrants who paid the tax, surviving widows and first-generation children. Source.

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PM expected to offer head tax compensation