Another controversy is swirling over Chinese language signs in the Lower Mainland.
The group “Putting Canada First” is taking issue with West Vancouver bus shelter ads along Marine Drive, claiming if it goes unchecked, the area will look more like Hong Kong than Canada.
City Councillor Craig Cameron says while people are entitled to their opinions, he doesn’t agree.
“I think in the last few years because of the real estate boom that there are more Chinese immigrants coming to Vancouver, and I think that is causing concern for some people who live in the community who feels it’s a threat. I personally don’t, I don’t see it as a threat at all.”
Vancouver East NDP MP Libby Davies says it’s absurd.
“I find it really concerning that a group would be so intolerant and uptight about it, and I think it’s important that we speak out and say this is not acceptable in our city.”
Cameron says the city has no jurisdiction over languages on signage.
All bus shelter ads are owned by the Pattison Group.