Asian Heritage Month
Story Tools: PRINT | Text Size: S M L XL | REPORT TYPO | SEND YOUR FEEDBACK

Shouldn't Have Mentioned The War

By Anu Sahota

Following the war, millions of Vietnamese fled their homeland for destinations around the world. Sadly, many would languish in refugee camps and overcrowded ships for years. Thousands of these "boat people" would end up in Canada in the late 1970s and early 1980s following changes to the Immigration Act and the initiation of the refugee sponsorship program. In this episode of The Canadians from 1984, host Paul Winn speaks with Vietnamese-Canadian Nock Lee, who arrived in Canada as a refugee in 1980. Lee speaks about her family's evacuation from Saigon and her experiences adjusting to Canadian life as an immigrant woman.

vietnamese


View the segment from The Canadians (1984) (runs 6:07)

View a collection of segments from the CBC Archives on the refugee camps, Canada's refugee sponsorship program and the 1978 amendment to the Immigration Act.

« Previous Post | Main | Next Post »

This entry is now Open. Submit your comment.

Story Tools: PRINT | Text Size: S M L XL | REPORT TYPO | SEND YOUR FEEDBACK

Post a Comment

Disclaimer:

Note: By submitting your comments you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that due to the volume of e-mails we receive, not all comments will be published, and those that are published will not be edited. But all will be carefully read, considered and appreciated.

Privacy Policy | Submissions Policy