For stateless Tibetans, a new life in Ottawa
Several years ago, the Dalai Lama asked prime minister Stephen Harper to allow some stateless Tibetans living in India to immigrate to Canada. Harper agreed, and a local group began raising money to bring some of them to Ottawa.
The first newcomers arrived this fall. Lhakpa Tsering was among them. Lhakpa is 28 years old, and for now at least, he's living with the family of Pema Namgyal - a fellow Tibetan. Alan met Lhakpa at his new home, with Pema and Cornelius von Baeyer, a volunteer with the Tibetan Resettlement Project Ottawa.