March 19, 2015 – “Comfort women statue proposal riles group of Japanese Canadians in Burnaby” (Burnaby Now)

‘Comfort women’ issue a controversy in Canada too:

“Tina Rafferty, a Japanese-Canadian resident, spoke with the NOW about the statue. ‘This proposal is against the Canadian tradition of multiculturalism,’ she said. ‘This is a country where people come from all over the world to build a new nation.’ A Burnaby statue commemorating the comfort women would be divisive and open old wounds, Rafferty said. ‘The idea of the statue is to create conflict, no matter what the proponent would say,’ she said.”