Category: Asian community

‘My heart sank’: Canadian news leader reacts to journalist’s call for more diversity   Andree Lau has an accomplished career as a journalist — she helped launch Huffington Post B.C. in 2012 and also worked for the CBC in various regions of Canada. Lau weighed in on the conversation surrounding the lack of diversity in the industry after Vancouver journalist Sunny Dhillon made headlines in late October. Dhillon recently parted ways with The Globe and Mail, […]

China’s military scientists target Canadian universities Canadian academics have collaborated on dozens of projects with Chinese military researchers – some of whom appear to have obscured their defence ties – raising concerns that Canada is inadvertently helping China modernize its armed forces. The academic exchanges, jointly advancing technologies such as secure communications, satellite-image processing and drones, include the enrollment of […]

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal finds resort owner schemed to replace Caucasian workers The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has awarded over $173,000 in total to seven former employees of the Spruce Hill Resort and Spa in the B.C. Cariboo who claimed owner Kin Wa Chan discriminated against them because they’re Caucasian. In a 73-page decision, tribunal chair Diana Juricevic found “that over a period of months, Mr. Chan […]

Andy Yan, the analyst who exposed Vancouver’s real estate disaster Yan found that buyers with “non-Anglicised Chinese names” had picked up two-thirds of 172 houses sold over a six-month period beginning in September 2014 in Vancouver’s posh west side neighbourhoods. Contrary to public perception, however, the buyers weren’t just showing up with “bags of cash” to make their buys. Some of Canada’s biggest banks […]

RCMP say no evidence to support Richmond, B.C., vote buying allegations Richmond RCMP announced an investigation last Friday after the force received complaints about a Richmond-based group calling itself the Canada Wenzhou Friendship Society. The complaints from Richmond, Vancouver and Burnaby followed allegations that the group posted on a Chinese-language social media app that it would provide voters with a $20 “transportation fee” if they […]

Officials investigating alleged vote buying in Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby Officials are investigating allegations of voter manipulation in Richmond, Burnaby and Vancouver, B.C. after messages from the Canada Wenzhou Friendship Society sent out on the social media app WeChat appeared to be offering money for voting in those three cities. The City of Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby are all conducting investigations and the matter has been referred to […]