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September 1, 2011

Sincere greetings on behalf of the Senate of Canada! I hope Summer 2011 has been productive and memorable, though it’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. 2011 has been filled with important milestones – like the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong (one of the historic battles during the Korean War); significant events – like the federal election which resulted in a Conservative majority government; and noteworthy developments, at home and abroad.

A change that took place within our office was the departure of my Executive Assistant Paul Seear, who is now with Minister Lynne Yellich; and the arrival of my new EA, Grace Seear! With Kristin Joiner and Ed Sem in Ottawa and Vancouver respectively, we have a wonderfully dedicated team in place. Lastly, the new look of this newsletter can be credited to our intern, Leah Buchholz, who is the editor/producer of this latest issue. Together, my staff and I have been honoured to serve you and work with you on the important issues and projects of 2011.

Thank you for your invaluable support and partnership!


Senator Yonah Martin


January 2011 Newletter
January 19, 2011

Happy New Year from the Senate of Canada!


On behalf of my family and my dedicated staff, please accept our sincere greetings for a healthy prosperous 2011. On February 3, 2011 many Canadians rang in the Lunar New Year of the Rabbit. According to sources, the Year of the Rabbit will be a year which favours peaceful solutions and diplomacy, a year of hope and inspiration.