There is a recent article in Richmond News about the “international media attention” the city of Richmond has been getting of late in lieu of its demographic transformation from a rather congenial British town a mere two decades ago into a crass Chinese land lot plastered with ugly Chinese commercial signs. Journalists from South Korea, Japan, Germany, and other places, interviewed community activist Kerry Starchuk, who has been vocal in her opposition to the use of Chinese-only language signs and overall Chinese take-over of the city of Richmond. They were also wondering if this city served as yet another warning example of what happens when Chinese immigrants are allowed to settle without opposition. They cannot believe what has transpired in Richmond, how did Canadian leaders not only stood-by but celebrated the demographic shift of the city from British to Chinese. The Chinese proportion of the population of Richmond has grown from 34% in 1996, 40% in 2001 and 45% in 2006, to 47% in 2011.
Jacques Cartier was the first European to explore
the St. Lawrence River and to set eyes on
present-day Québec City and Montreal.