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5TH ANNUAL KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY

For immediate release July 27, 2018 5TH ANNUAL KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATING THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMISTICE July 27th, 2018 is the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice, and the 5th Annual Korean War Veterans Day as enacted in June 2013 on Parliament Hill. Below is a summary of the national ceremony in Brampton, Ontario and other ceremonies that took place on this historic day in honour of our Veterans of the Korean War and in remembrance of all those who…
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2018 KOREA WEEKEND ON THE HILL

For immediate release June 25, 2018 Korea Weekend on the Hill: Marking the 65th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice OTTAWA, ON – On Saturday, June 23rd, Senator Yonah Martin's Office, in partnership the Korean War Commemorative Committee (KWCC), coordinated a welcoming ceremony and dinner reception on Parliament Hill in honour of Korean War Veterans on the occasion of the upcoming 65th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. Dinner was co-hosted by Sae Eden Presbyterian Church (of Yongin…
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2018 CKIFG AGM & 7TH ANNUAL C-K DIALOGUE SERIES

For immediate release June 13, 2018 CANADA KOREA INTER-PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUP AGM & 7 TH CANADA-KOREA ANNUAL DIALOGUE SERIES ON THE HILL OTTAWA, ON – On June 12th, 2018 the Canada Korea Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group (CKIFG) held its Annual General Meeting on Parliament Hill, followed by the 7th Annual CanadaKorea Dialogue Series co-hosted by the Canada Korea Society (CKS), and a reception hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. It was a full house that included Parl…
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ELECTION OF EXECUTIVE OF CANADA BULGARIA PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUP FOR 2018-2019

For immediate release May 25, 2018 ELECTION OF EXECUTIVE OF CANADA BULGARIA PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUP FOR 2018-2019 OTTAWA, ON – On May 24, 2018 the Canada-Bulgaria Parliamentary Friendship Group held its 4th Annual General Meeting on Parliament Hill to elect new officers (for the 2018-2019), followed by special performances hosted by Chargée D’affairs Svetlana Etropolski-Stoycheva and the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria. Click here to read more...
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CKIFG STATEMENT ON THE 2018 INTER-KOREA SUMMIT

For immediate release April 27, 2018 STATEMENT REGARDING THE 2018 INTER-KOREA SUMMIT Ottawa, ON- “On behalf of the Canada Korea Interparliamentary Friendship Group (CKIFG), we express our support of the historic Inter-Korea Summit that occurred on April 27, 2018 at 9:30a.m. (KST) at Panmunjom (located at the demarcation line between North and South Korea), jointly held by South Korean President Moon, Jae-In and North Korean Leader Kim, Jong-Un. Click here to read more...
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STATEMENT ON THE NORTH YORK TRAGEDY

For immediate release April 25, 2018 STATEMENT REGARDING THE TRAGEDY IN NORTH YORK, ONTARIO OTTAWA, ON  “On behalf of the Canada-Korea Interparliamentary Friendship Group, we express our sincere condolences to the families and friends of all the victims of Monday’s senseless and horrific attack. “The Korean-Canadian community has deep ties to the area surrounding Yonge and Finch, and stands shoulder-to-shoulder with all Canadians in mourning this tragedy. We have been in contact with officia…
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COMMEMORATING THE HISTORIC BATTLE OF KAPYONG

For immediate release April 20, 2018 COMMEMORATING THE HISTORIC BATTLE OF KAPYONG   TOFINO, BC – The Honourable Yonah Martin joined Korean War veterans, Consul General Kim, distinguished guests and members of the Korean Canadian community, to commemorate the 67th Anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong and the heroic actions of the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry forces during the Korean War.  Click here to read more...
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EASTER 2018 STATEMENT

For immediate release April 1, 2018 EASTER STATEMENT FROM THE HON. YONAH MARTIN   Ottawa, ON- "This Easter weekend, my family and I will join all those who are observing Good Friday and celebrating Easter Sunday in Canada and around the world. In the Christian calendar and in the lives of millions of Canadians, Easter is one of the most important traditions that brings together families and communities, united in faith. Click here to read more...
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BULGARIA DAY ON THE HILL

For immediate release March 2, 2018   CANADA BULGARIA PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUP CELEBRATES BULGARIA’S BULGARIA DAY ON THE HILL   OTTAWA, ON – On the occasion of The National Day of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, The Canada Bulgaria Parliamentary Friendship Group in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Community of the National Capital Region co-hosted a special event yesterday on Parli…
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2018 FEDERAL BUDGET

For immediate release March 2, 2018 STATEMENT ON CONCERNS AND FAILURES OF THE 2018 LIBERAL BUDGET OTTAWA, ON – The Honourable Yonah Martin expressed deep concern at the latest Liberal Budget titled “Equality + Growth: A Strong Middle Class,” tabled in the House of Commons. “The 2018 Liberal budget is a continuation of the reckless spending of this government. With an expected deficit of $18 billion for 2018-19 fiscal year, and no plan to return to a balanced budget, the Liberal gover…
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