My life in Canada as a new immigrant began on February 7, 1980. My meeting with immigration officials at the border was not as expected. I was held up for hours, but more about that later.
Three generations of my family: my grandparents,, my mother and myself all immigrated separately to Canada; strange but true.
My grandparents were from the north of England. My family included generations of farmers. Before his immigration, my grandfather worked briefly in a local quartz quarry and then be