• Short Summary

    Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau said Friday (25 August) that he will not play "the numbers game" over the amount of Asians to be granted entry into Canada following their expulsion from Uganda.

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    Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau said Friday (25 August) that he will not play "the numbers game" over the amount of Asians to be granted entry into Canada following their expulsion from Uganda.

    he acknowledged that Canada has budgeted for an intake of a certain number of the fifty-thousand British-passport Asians who are to be expelled. He said these funds were "to make sure they are not coming here fruitlessly".

    Mr Trudeau said he did not expect any backlash from Canadians who "generally are open to this kind of refugee problem." But, he said he did not expect that the Asians coming to Canada would be going to areas with high unemployment.

    A team of Canadian officials is scheduled to fly to Uganda next week to interview prospective immigrants. The first task of the group will be to determine how many Asians wish to come to Canada.

    SYNOPSIS: Canada has greed to take some of the fifty-thousand Asians being expelled by Uganda's President Idi Amin. Canada's immigration Minister Bryce Mackasy has said the number of Asians admitted to the country could be between three and five thousand. Canada's prime Minister Pierre Trudeau was asked in Ottawa Friday about this figure of five-thousand.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAETD1Z3424VTID3YG44I6GJ424
    Media URN:
    VLVAETD1Z3424VTID3YG44I6GJ424
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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