Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugees, 1975-1980


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McGill-Queen's University Press
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5.9 X 8.9 X 1.8 inches | 0.02 pounds

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About the Author

Michael J. Molloy is an honorary senior fellow at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, and was senior coordinator of the Indochinese Refugee Task Force from 1979 to 1980. Peter Duschinsky is a retired immigration foreign service officer and Immigration Canada's former director of international liaison. Kurt F. Jensen is a retired foreign service officer and adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. Robert J. Shalka, a retired immigration foreign service officer was one of two officers sent to Thailand to establish a new program for refugees from Thailand and Laos.


"Molloy et al., document in detail the performance of Canadian government officials responsible for developing the policy framework as well as the administrative tools for locating Indochinese refugees ... [this] book is captivating, surprising for a volume on the workings of a bureaucracy. It is the best and most accurate record of what took place and will serve as a critical historical source book." Howard Adelman, Literary Review of Canada
"Running on Empty is a compelling narrative about how Canada was able to resettle Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, and Hmong refugees during a time of international crisis. A valuable addition to Canadian immigration history." Vinh Nguyen, Renison University College at University of Waterloo
"This insider's account of an historic movement of refugees makes for an engaging read. The real gems are the accounts from officials on the ground." Stephanie Bangarth, King's College at University of Western Ontario