Canada’s Humanitarian Tradition: Gerry Maffre
A former CIC employee describes how the Department used the newly implemented sponsorship program to help Asian refugees settle in Canada.
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Transcript: “Canada’s Humanitarian Tradition: Gerry Maffre”
Video length: 00:00:39 minutes
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Gold text displays: “Canada’s Humanitarian Tradition” with a red Canadian maple leaf.
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GERRY MAFFRE (Canadian Immigration Historical Society, Former CIC employee) (speaking French): There came a point when Canada had a completely new sponsorship program by specific groups that had not yet had the opportunity to grow. The situation of the boat people helped this expansion in a particular context, where Canadians felt the need to help, to come to the aid of these people.
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