This article on the Vietnamese refugees who came to Ottawa and an event marking that first appeared in the New Canadian Media news service.
In this six minute, 1979 video a CBC TV crew visits one of the many, often remote, refugee camps where ‘boat people’ found some refuge. Their living conditions are clearly seen as well as the circumstances in which Canadian immigration personnel often worked – including at Camp Air Raya in 1980.
The May 3 edition of ‘Rewind’ broadcast highlights of forty year old or so reports on the ‘boat people’. About twenty minutes into the broadcast, Canadian via officer Scott Mullin is interviewed. The show also touches on refugees’ experiences, sponsorship and Canadians’ reaction.