chinese-only bus shelter ads in richmond being phased out
Due to the adjustment of the city, only bus shelter ads for Richmondis are about to be eliminatedto-
Named advertising supplier.
Richmond spokesman Ted Townsend told the CBC News,
The contract signed stipulates that the signs of the bus shelter are mainly in English.
\"We \'ve been discussing issues in Richmond about the logo that businesses use only Chinese or mostly Chinese, and the community is very concerned and complaining about that. Said Townsend.
\"We have always made it clear that it is our wish that the sign should be at least 50 cents in English.
\"In this case, because the signs and bus shelters are located on urban land, we can take a proactive approach and actually make a request,\" he said . \".
According to the requirements of Richmond ownsend, the English language requirements are added to the bus station advertisement in Richmondfor-
Last year, after the contract with Paterson outdoor advertising company expired, the company made a proposal.
Richmond has been trying to cope
Continued distribution in China
The only sign is that cultural tensions are exposed in a city where almost half of the population is identified as Chinese.
Last year, the Richmond City Council voted against English.
Only by signing the charter, an educational outreach program was launched to let businesses know that the city\'s favorite logo is at least 50 English.
Vote against prohibition at 2013 council
Only after receiving a 1,000 signed petition requesting signature does the signature contain at least one of the official Canadian languages --
English or French.
According to one member, the petition is nothing more than a cover-up of racism.
When the new bus shelter contract is finalized, the company selling the space will have to put up posters \"mainly in English,\" Townsden said.
\"On the face of it, it should be the same English and Chinese, and if not, the logo should be mainly English because it is the language of doing business in the city,\" he said . \".