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  1. News - World - CANADA

    Canada’s ‘ridiculous’ human rights galvanise evangelical Chinese

    Posted May 21st 2014, 10:24pm by Ian Young

    ... bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights that have galvanised the region's Chinese Christians. The Christian Social Concern Fellowship (CSCF) was created by Cantonese-speaking evangelical ... in Pacific Space". Tse wrote that his Cantonese-speaking evangelical research participants believed human rights were being taken to "ridiculous" extremes in Canada. CSCF co-chairman ...

  2. News - World - CANADA

    School transgender policy angers Vancouver’s Chinese Christians

    Posted May 21st 2014, 09:15pm by Ian Young

    ... the policy. Cantonese-speaking opponents of the plan urged Chang to speak on their behalf. "I think this goes to Chinese family values," said Chang on Monday. "Many [opponents ...

  3. News - World - CANADA

    Hong Kong-born Olivia Chow's challenge for Toronto mayor against wildman Rob Ford

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:39am by Ian Young

    ... their courtship, Layton won over Chow's suspicious mother with his efforts to learn Cantonese. Chow is no believer in superstition. But her relationship with Layton, made in the crucible ...

  4. News - World - CANADA

    A taste of Hong Kong amid language row in Canada

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... are on offer. The mall offers a distinctly Hong Kong experience in one other subtle respect, putting it at the heart of a controversy about Chinese-language signage this week: its bilinguality. The Aberdeen Centre's managers insist that two-thirds of store signage must be in English, while the rest can be in a language of the tenant's choice. That policy was cited approvingly ...

  5. News - World - CANADA

    Anger over rich Chinese blamed for Canada migration scheme's axing

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 05:42pm by Ian Young

    ... that immigrant investors pay less in taxes than other economic immigrants, are less likely to stay in Canada over the medium to long term and often lack the skills, including official language ...

  6. News - World - CANADA

    Canada’s immigration reforms clamp down on ‘passports of convenience’

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 02:02pm by Ian Young

    ... to become citizens. The radical redrawing of the Citizenship Act, announced on Thursday, would lengthen the period of residency required of applicants from three years to four. Language proficiency ...

  7. News - World - CANADA

    Canada's United Steelworkers union warns Chinese miners pose safety risk

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... violations" of the mining act and safety codes, but centred on the language skills of the Chinese miners. The staffing arrangements at the mine sparked controversy last month when it was revealed ... to have "appropriate facility in the English language" to understand safety rules. HD Mining had previously said the workers would be taught about 100 words in English as part ...

  8. News - World - CANADA

    Outrage at demolition order for Chinese elders' Vancouver home

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 10:42am by Ian Young

    ... with language difficulties. They come to us for all sorts of reasons,” he said. The society’s past members include Canada’s first ethnic Chinese judge, British Columbia’s first ethnic Chinese notary ...

  9. News - World - CANADA

    Troubled Toronto mayor Rob Ford and brother to host TV show

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 09:51pm by AP

    ... for female genitalia as he denied telling a staff member he wanted to have oral sex. The father of two school-age children then said he is "happily married" and used crude language ...

  10. News - World - CANADA

    Richmond, Canada, residents challenge Chinese-only signage

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... there was a parking sign that had absolutely no English on it. I had no idea what it was trying to tell me." She concluded that English-language street signage was becoming increasingly marginalised ... in a bid to get the city council to back a policy requiring business owners to post a certain amount of signage in English or French, Canada's official languages. She presented ...




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