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Canada’s Oppressed Minority Policy and the Resettlement of Ugandan Asians, 1972-1973

In January 1971, the Ugandan government of President Milton Obote was overthrown in a coup d’état by the Ugandan military under the leadership of General Idi Amin. The Asian Ugandan community was initially relieved by Amin’s seizure of power since Obote’s socialist government had planned to take a 60 percent stake in the country’s Asian-owned businesses. On 4 August 1972, President of Uganda, Idi Amin, ordered the expulsion of the country’s Asian population. Claiming that he had received an order from God, Amin gave Ugandans of Asian heritage ninety days to leave the country.

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Fenton’s First Year

Whether it's "Pinocchio", "The Velveteen Rabbit" or the "Toy Story" movies, many of us grew up with stories of our toys and stuffies coming to life. A little bit of that same magic happened here at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 when our little bear Fenton, the stuffed star and hero of the children's program Teddy Bear's Journey, came to life as our official Museum Mascot.

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A Reflection on Curating Perfect Landings

Perfect Landings was created by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 to coincide with the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Halifax, to draw some of the guests interested in the event to the Museum, and to connect our existing visitors with other aspects of the city’s present and past. The basic theme of the exhibit is that figure skating in Canada has been profoundly influenced by the contributions of immigrants, as athletes, as coaches, and as builders of the sport and community.

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