The achievements of the late Cal Best, a senior executive in the immigration program and Canada’s first federal deputy minister of colour, are the subject of a touring exhibit in Nova Scotia that has been reported on in the Halifax ‘Chronicle Herald’.
The Prime Minister has released his expectations of his Ministers (mandate letters). The letter to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship can be read here.
The Society’s annual financial report as tabled for approval at its October 22 AGM.
‘Bout de Papier’ – the magazine of Canada’s Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers, has taken the appreciated step of republishing and webbing three recent CIHS articles on aspects of the Indochina movement.
CIHS is a sponsor and, through members of its executive, a participant in a September 21 symposium at Carleton University in Ottawa on the 1980s Ba’hai Refugee Program to Canada. For more information visit the symposium website.
We have posted a revised and more complete chronology of developments leading up to and following the start of the movement of Indochinese refugees to Canada.
With the re-opening of Pier 21, CTV Atlantic conducted nine separate interviews on aspects of the Museum including with CIHS President, Michael Molloy. View the interviews at http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/museumofimmigration. You may have to use the scroll function at the top right of the screen.
In July, 1979, just before announcing Canada would accept 50,000 refugees, Immigration Minister Ron Atkey launched a newsletter to keep Canadian refugee sponsors informed of the latest developments. The newsletters have been skillfully summarized by Martha Nixon, a member of the Indochinese Refugee Task Force. The newsletters were preserved by Rene Pappone who headed the Task Force’s Communications unit.
Complete Summary of the Employment and Immigration Indochinese Refugee Newsletters