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Union-sponsored Vietnamese boat people cross picket lines

They were prepared to risk everything. In the years following the Vietnam War, over one million refugees fled the war-ravaged countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Those Vietnamese who took to the ocean in tiny overcrowded ships were dubbed the "boat people." The survivors sometimes languished for years in refugee camps. The luckier ones were taken in by countries like Canada.

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A union believes that strike-breaking by Vietnamese refugees could inflame emotions against them.

Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: Oct. 8, 1979
Guest(s): Terry Gorman
Host: Barbara Frum, Russ Germain
Duration: 5:54

Last updated: June 20, 2013

Page consulted on May 26, 2014

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