Re: "Education better than a bylaw," Letters, April 10.
I'm writing to you in regards to the signs in Chinese.
I felt the need to get involved as I myself am an immigrant.
I have to say that 33 years ago, when I arrived from Romania, I knew and wanted to include myself in my new country and be part of it.
Eighteen years ago, I opened a tailoring business across from city hall.
I didn't even think of having signs in Romanian beside the English one.
Why would I do that? I have people visiting from overseas and ask me if I'm sure I am in Canada? That's not right.
In the end, I had to move my business into Steveston, where there is a better mix.
On No. 3 Road, I would get Chinese people walking in and saying to me, "no Chinese?" and they would walk out.
So please, tell me if that's right? I can't believe that the city is ignoring the petition, even with an election around the corner.
But I guess we are not the majority.
Doina Lazar Richmond