Category Archives: Asian community

Putting Canada First expresses concern on the future of English in Vancouver

Vancouver Anti-Chinese-Language Movement Focused On Chinese Language Signs, Advertisements
Vancouver, Canada Reuters

Canada’s West Coast hub, Vancouver, is home to a Chinese immigrant population so large that the city has earned the nickname “Hongcouver” and the title of“most Asian city” outside of Asia. The city’s Chinese have enriched the culture and created employment opportunities, but recently the growing number of Chinese-language signs and advertisements has sparked protests from some non-Chinese residents.

Brad Saltzberg, a North Vancouver resident, told the Vancouver Sun he takes issue with targeted Chinese advertising for real estate agents, financial planning and other products because it undermines “traditional English and French Canadian identity.”

Saltzberg is also the spokesperson and regional director for Putting Canada First, a nonprofit “dedicated to the maintenance and advancement of traditional Canadian identity, history and language.” It appears that Saltzberg isn’t the only one who has a problem with the increasing use of Chinese in public. Last week, stickers that said “Please Respect Canada’s Official Languages” covered Chinese-language advertisements in West Vancouver’s bus stations.   Continue reading

Mountie Ken Barker, who witnessed Chinese cannibal beheading young man on Greyhound bus, commits suicide

Mountie who witnessed bus beheading dies by suicide Staff 

Published Thursday, July 17, 2014 1:48PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:37PM EDT

After a long struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, a Mountie who witnessed the beheading of a Greyhound bus passenger has taken his own life.

A family member has confirmed that recently-retired RCMP corporal Ken Barker died by suicide last weekend. A total of 13 Canadian first responders have taken their own lives over the past 10 weeks.

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Asian British Columbians willing to receive organs, but not keen on donating

Low donation rates can lead to longer waits for non-white patients


Surrey resident Karen Rai had been on the waiting list for a kidney for nearly a decade when, a year ago, one of her doctors told her the bad news: she would probably never get one.

Rai, who had grown weak from enduring dialysis four times a day, was shocked and saddened by the news.

But even more shocking was the reason her doctor, St. Paul’s Jagbir Gill, gave her: There simply weren’t enough organs in B.C. from donors who, like her, were South Asian. Continue reading

VANCOUVER: Casting call for reality show featuring filthy-rich Asian girls

Reality show pitch for ultra-rich Asian girls of Vancouver (with video)

VANCOUVER, B.C.: June 3, 2014 — Screengrabs from a promo clip for a new reality show called #HBIC: Ultra Rich Asian Girls of Vancouver. Casting for the show takes place at the end of the month.


Imagine the Real Housewives of Vancouver — except young, Asian, and likely richer.

A casting call seeking the stars of a new proposed reality show called#HBICtv — which stands for “hot bitch in control” — was announced this weekend via corresponding FacebookTwitter, Instagram, andYouTube accounts. Descriptions posted on various social media accounts claim the show will take a glimpse into the “luxurious lifestyles of ultra-rich Asian girls in Metro Vancouver.”

Initially, it’s unclear if the entire production is a serious venture or if it’s an elaborate hoax concocted by someone with money and time, but Kevin Li is adamant the show can communicate something to its viewers about the journey of the Chinese demographic in Canada. Continue reading

University of B.C. Prof. David Ley: “The racism charge in Metro Vancouver is a smokescreen.”

Why Vancouver housing is unaffordable and what to do about it

June 27, 2014. 10:11 am • Section: ImmigrationReal EstateThe Search

Edward Yang is sad about the city he grew up in. His parents emigrated from Taiwan to B.C. without much money, yet in the early 1990s they were able to afford a small house in East Vancouver.

But Yang and his wife, who earn strong incomes in Los Angeles while bringing up their child, doubt they will ever be able to follow a dream to return to the West Coast Canadian metropolis. Continue reading

Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang questionning “the stuff” Prof. Ricardo Duchesne presents in N.B. university setting

by CARLITO PABLO on JUN 26, 2014 at 12:36 PM

A UNIVERSITY OF New Brunswick professor can no longer use his academic affiliation to promote his personal views online about race relations, according to Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang.

The university will also review courses taught by social science professor Ricardo Duchesne, Jang told the Georgia Straight.

Earlier this month, Jang wrote UNB president H.E.A. Campbell about his concerns regarding blog posts and emails by Duchesne.

Duchesne writes on the site of the Council of European Canadians. The group describes itself as one that is opposed to “an establishment that is determined to destroy European Canada through fanatical immigration, race-mixing campaigns, imposition of a diversity curriculum, affirmative action in favor of non-Europeans, and promotion of white guilt”. Continue reading

TORONTO: John Pham and Somlack Litthimane in relation to Danny La’s murder

Arrests in baseball bat murder 




Danny La is Toronto's 49th homicide of 2013.
Danny La is Toronto’s 49th homicide of 2013.

TORONTO - Two men have been charged in last year’s baseball bat murder of 22-year-old Danny La.

The suspects were arrested last Thursday in relation to the vicious Sept. 30, 2013, assault in the Spadina Ave. and Baldwin St. neighbourhood.

A fight occurred and three victims were attacked with a bat after a night of clubbing.

La, 22, who suffered severe head injuries, died nearly a month later in hospital.

​John Pham and Somlack Litthimane, both 24, of Hamilton, have been charged with second-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

B.C.: Chinese-born Vancouver resident worried about Chinese millionaires pricing locals like her out of the property market



PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 December, 2013, 2:46pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 04 December, 2013, 3:09pm
 Ian Young
  • blog_3_photo_joy_mo_and_daughters.jpgVancouver area translator Joy Mo and her two daughters. Credit: Supplied
 Joy Mo, a Vancouver-area resident since 2002, says it is time to do something about the rich mainland Chinese she believes have priced locals like her out of the property market.

She cannot understand why Canadian politicians do not recognise a problem she says is plain to see. “I’m quite disappointed,” says the mother of two daughters, aged five and eight. “This is a place for all of us and if you drive all the local buyers out of the market, what is the community going to be?” Continue reading

Filthy rich Chinese sue Canada for not letting them in

Millionaires sue Canada for the right to be Canadian





They are more than 1,460 super wealthy investors, 1,350 from Hong Kong, stuck in immigration limbo after the federal government quietly announced the cancellation of its 25-year-old Immigrant Investor Program — the popular ticket for rich foreigners to buy citizenship and fast track access to our health and education resources as long as they had a net worth of $1.6 million and willing to lend their new province $800,000 interest-free for five years. Continue reading

B.C.: Henry Yu thinks 15-million would “help remedy the damage done” to the Chinese community

The first Serbs to arrive in Canada came to British Columbia between 1850 and 1870. Many were employed in mining or forestry near such towns as Phoenix, Golden, Prince Rupert and Kamloops.

By 1900, Serbs began to arrive in Alberta. Many of these early settlers had migrated north from the north-west region of the United States. Coal mining attracted them to Lethbridge, while road construction was a source of employment for those in Macleod and Cadomin. Many Serbs worked on the construction of railway lines that now extend from Edmonton to the Pacific coast. Continue reading