The head of a group on the North Shore that helps newcomers to Canada is weighing in on a complaints being made about Chinese advertisements on bus ads in West Vancouver.
City councillors have been fielding calls about stickers that have been placed on the bus ads along Marine Drive by a group called Putting Canada First, which claims the city is starting to look more like Hong Kong than Canada.
Elizabeth Jones with the North Shore Multicultural Society says it’s clear the group has concerns about immigration, but perhaps with varying degrees of knowledge on the issue.
She says most residents empathize with the struggles of new immigrants to Canada.
“They are just learning to read and working very hard to be able to read those signs in English. And to be able to assist them in their first months of immigration by having a bilingual sign, I don’t think should be an issue.”