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A political and diplomatic balancing act

Vietnam may have been America's war but Canada was heavily involved — for and against. Canada harboured American draft dodgers and helped supervise ceasefires. But at the same time, about 30,000 Canadians volunteered to fight in southeast Asia. And there was Canada's involvement in secret missions, weapons testing and arms production. CBC Archives looks at Canada's role in the Vietnam War.

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International Control Commission representative Blair Seaborn describes his top-secret missions to Hanoi.
Medium: Radio
Program: The Current
Broadcast Date: Feb. 17, 2003
Guest(s): Blair Seaborn
Host: Anna Maria Tremonti
Duration: 9:58

Last updated: October 4, 2013

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