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Are Chinese-only Signs Un-Canadian?

Vancouver Retail

The City of Richmond is exploring whether it has the right to curb Chinese-only billboards and advertisements. It's received a legal opinion warning council that a bylaw imposing an English language content requirement would infringe on the Charter right to freedom of expression. With a municipal election looming next month in Richmond (which has one of the largest Asian populations in the province) one candidate for council told local media that Chinese-only signs “serve to exclude the rest of the community and this is very un-Canadian."

Related Topics: Chinese, law, politics, Richmond, advertising