A second round of racist flyers targeting the Chinese community in Richmond has surfaced, earning sharp condemnation from Premier Christy Clark.
Speaking to reporters, Clark called the flyers “a disgrace.”
“It’s even worse that they think it’s acceptable to start trying to publicize those views by delivering it to people’s … I mean it’s not what British Columbia is about and I think the way to stop it is for all of us to condemn it.”
The latest flyers claim immigration has turned into the “plundering of Canada,” and depict an apparently caucasian family standing outside a large home owned by “the Huangs.”
Allegedly printed by a group calling itself “Immigration Watch Canada,” it claims without evidence that hordes of wealthy Chinese have been milking the city’s social services and receiving preferential race-based hiring while not paying income tax.
In 2014 the same group stirred controversy when it held a banner over Highway 99 blaming traffic congestion on immigrants.
Richmond residents held a silent demonstration this weekend, in reaction to a previous round of racist flyers on November 17 calling on “whitey” to “save Richmond” from Chinese immigrants.
The Richmond RCMP are investigating those flyers as a form of hate speech.
With files from Jeremy Lye