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Welcoming Refugees

THE GLOBAL EXCHANGE PODCAST

May 16, 2022

In this episode of The Global Exchange, Colin Robertson speaks to Mike Molloy about the logistics of welcoming refugees to Canada.

Guest:

  • A career foreign service officer, Mike Molloy has 35 years of experience in international and refugee affairs and served in Japan, Lebanon, Minnesota, Geneva, Jordan (twice), Syria and Kenya. In 1972 he helped bring 6000 Ugandan Asians to Canada. He led the implementation of the refugee provisions of the 1976 Immigration Act including the refugee sponsorship program, the designated classes, the WUSC student refugee program and the annual refugee planning process. Between 1979 and 1980 he coordinated the resettlement of 60,000 Indochinese refugees. He served as Counsellor for Humanitarian Affairs at the Canadian Mission in Geneva and managed immigration operations in Jordan, Syria and East Africa.

Biography:

  • Colin Robertson is a former diplomat, and Senior Advisor to the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

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