Canadian Geographic Podcast @CanGeo |The expulsion of Ugandan Asians and their new life in Canada: Senator Mobina Jaffer @SenJaffer

“I was in a small place in Uganda called Fort Portal. We were going to leave that day when the army showed up looking for me, and my husband would just not let them take me. So they took him. It was awful, even now when I think about it. For years I had nightmares because there were two army men at his head with rifles and two pointing at his stomach. They forcibly took him in a jeep.”- Senator Mobina Jaffer in August 1972.
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Senator Mobina Jaffer

Senator Mobina Jaffer represents the province of British Columbia in the Senate of Canada. Appointed to the Senate on June 13, 2001 by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, she is the first Muslim senator, the first African-born senator, and the first senator of South Asian descent.
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  1. Honorable Mubina Jaffer. You embody the spirit of “ can do and must do “. Congrats , your journey is truly inspirational. Thank you for all your contributions. .. a True Trailblazer . We look at you with tremendous pride and gratitude !


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