Canada's Immigrants, Heroes and Countrymen
Publication date: May 2004
Digital Book format: PDF (DRM-Free)
Canada's Immigrants, Heroes and Countrymen tells the story of Canada's people since its early history. It pays tribute to Canadians who have done us proud in science and technology, in medicine, in discovery, adventure, sport, music and literature. It is an account of how our immigration policy has evolved over the last one hundred years. In reviewing modern-day immigration to Canada, the book carries narratives on the political and economic conditions in Europe, South East Asia and Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, that drove people out of their countries to seek refuge in Canada and other parts of the world. The second World War, as everyone knows, was the primary cause of the current mass refugee phenomenon and now it's ethnic conflict that's blossoming on the stems of a new nationalism. But the focus of this new title is people. It tells the stories of 65 new Canadians across Canada who have, as first generation immigrants, (the only exception to this being author Joy Kogawa and immigration lawyer Lee Cohen) achieved great success, demonstrated heroic courage in the transition process and who continue to give Canada their heart and soul. The people profiled include scientists, doctors and neurosurgeons, politicians, senators and even a former premier, sports heroes, authors, lawyers, journalists, businessmen, academics and so on. It is, indeed, to them and to this nation of immigrants that this book pays tribute.