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posted Feb 10, 2012, 3:19 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Feb 10, 2012, 3:20 PM ]
Chinese-Canadians hoped wartime service would prove their loyalty to Canada
 
By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun January 24, 2012

Like any mother facing the prospect of sending a child into the killing fields of a distant war, Leong Shee Wong was very upset when she learned that her son Frank had decided to volunteer for the armed forces.

But her grief had an added dimension not shared by most wartime parents. Why, she wondered, was her son willing to risk his life for a country that so stringently restricted where he could live, what he could do and denied him citizenship in the place of his birth?


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