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STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF GWANGBOKJEOL THE NATIONAL LIBERATION DAY OF KOREA

For immediate releaseAugust 15, 2019 STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF GWANGBOKJEOLTHE NATIONAL LIBERATION DAY OF KOREA OTTAWA, ON – The Honourable Yonah Martin, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Co-Chair of the Canada Korea Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group, released the following statement on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the National Liberation Day of Korea, Gwangbokjeol: “Today, the national Korean Canadian community and Korean communities around the world, gather…
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6TH ANNUAL KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY

For immediate releaseJuly 27, 2019 6TH ANNUAL KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAYCEREMONIES TAKE PLACE ACROSS CANADA Communities commemorated the 66th anniversary of the signing of the July 27, 1953 Korea War Armistice at the 6th annual Korean War Veterans Day ceremonies at designated sites and venues across Canada. Since the enactment of Senator Yonah Martin and MP Blaine Calkins’ Bill S-213 (Korean War Veterans Day Act), July 27th has been designated in perpetuity as the official day of remembrance of…
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2019 VETERANS WEEKEND IN OTTAWA

For immediate releaseJune 24, 2019 2019 Veterans Weekend in Ottawa to Commemorate the 66th Anniversary OTTAWA, ON – On June 22nd, Senator Yonah Martin's Office - in partnership with the Korean War Commemorative Committee (KWCC) and the generous support of Sae Eden Presbyterian Church (in Yongin, Korea) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea - coordinated a special ceremony in the Senate Chamber to honour Korea War Veterans on the occasion of the upcoming 66th anniversary of the Korea War Arm…
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8TH ANNUAL CANADA-KOREA DIALOGUE SERIES ON THE HILL

For immediate releaseJune 14, 2019 CANADA KOREA INTER-PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUP& CANADA KOREA SOCIETY8TH ANNUAL CANADA-KOREA DIALOGUE SERIES ON THE HILL OTTAWA, ON – On June 13th, 2019 the Canada Korea Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group (CKIFG) and the Canada Korea Society (CKS) jointly held the 8th Annual Canada-Korea Dialogue Series on the Hill. The evening also included a dinner reception hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. It was a successful event with Parliamentari…
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COMMEMORATIONS OF THE 68TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HISTORIC BATTLE OF KAPYONG

For immediate releaseApril 26, 2019 COMMEMORATIONS OF THE 68TH ANNIVERSARYOF THE HISTORIC BATTLE OF KAPYONG TOFINO, BC – The Honourable Yonah Martin joined Korea War Veterans, Consul General Byung-won Chung, local dignitaries, members of the Canadian military and members of the Korean Canadian community of BC to commemorate the 68th Anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong. Click here to read more...
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STATEMENT ON THE 2019 LIBERAL BUDGET

For immediate release March 20, 2019 STATEMENT ON THE 2019 LIBERAL BUDGET OTTAWA, ON - The Honourable Yonah Martin, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, expressed concerns regarding the latest Liberal Budget titled “Investing in the Middle Class”, tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. “As expected, Budget 2019 will cost Canadian taxpayers more money and will continue the Liberal tradition of deficit spending that will further burden future generations. Break…
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GAPYEONG MEMORIAL STONE

The Korean War Veteran Internet journal for the world’s Veterans of the Korean War January 28, 2019 Battle of Kapyong memorialized by 6.5 ton Kapyong Stone, shipped to Langley, British Columbia by Gapyeong County community Kapyong (now spelled Gapyeong) is a very small city some 60 miles north bynorthwest out of Seoul. In April, 1951 the 27th Commonwealth Brigade blockedthe advance units of two Chinese Divisions which were bent on reaching thecrossroads at scenic Chungchong. From there i…
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