Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 6:05 PM ET

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National Audio 6:05 PM ET

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NAT121 - (Sign-Language) RICHMOND, B-C. x-16s. The mayor of a B-C city known for its sizable Chinese population says he hopes a decades-long debate over how much English must be included on signs has been put to rest. Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie and the rest of council have put into writing a policy directing city staff to encourage business owners to include at least 50 per cent English on all city-regulated signage. Brodie says he hopes the community supports the decision. ("..council, without opposition.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Census data for the Metro Vancouver municipality shows the mother tongue of more than 40 per cent of Richmond residents is either Cantonese or Mandarin, compared with 33 per cent of those who say their first language is English. …

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