Canadian Legislation Annoys Hanoi

A bill introduced in the Canadian Senate to commemorate the struggle that began for refugees on the day Vietnam fell to the communists is generating friction between Hanoi and Ottawa. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has written directly to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to register his concern over the measure, which would declare April 30 an official day to observe the exodus of South Vietnamese refugees after the fall of Saigon in 1975.

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