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Richmond, B.C. debates politics of Chinese-only signs ahead of election
Matt Coutts

October 20, 2014

The hottest language debate may no longer be in Quebec but rather British Columbia, where a city in Vancouverís suburbs is again embroiled in a battle over whether English should be included on signs targeting the cityís Chinese community.

And thanks to the impending municipal election, the language debate has received a higher profile than ever before, with several council candidates weighing in for and against mandating the use of English.

Richmond, B.C., has one of the most significant Chinese communities in Canada, with more than half its population of 205,000 descending from the country.

As a result, companies are targeting the Chinese community through billboards and other advertisements written entirely in Chinese.