STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA ON THE DEATH OF KIM JONG-IL
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the death of Kim Jong-il: “Kim Jong-il will be remembered as the leader of a totalitarian regime who violated the basic rights of the North Korean people for nearly two decades. “We hope his passing brings positive change allowing the people of North Korea to emerge from six decades of isolation, oppression and misery. The regime's reckless decisions have resulted in North Korea being an impoverished nation and a…
SENATOR YONAH MARTIN HONOURS SURVIVORS OF WWII SEXUAL SLAVERY, ON DECEMBER 14, 2011 TO MARK THEIR 1000TH WEDNESDAY DEMONSTRATION
OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Hundreds of activists and supporters converged in Ottawa on December 14, 2011 outside the Japanese Embassy for a "Global Action in Ottawa" to commemorate the 1000th Wednesday of protest since the first one that took place nearly twenty years ago. CLICK FOR MORE....
HONOURING VETERANS DURING VETERANS WEEK
During this Veterans Week, let us do so with thanksgiving in our hearts for the freedoms that we enjoy because of what many sacrificed and have done for us. Let us pay tribute by our active participation in Remembrance Week activities and ceremonies in our local communities. We can also show respect in a simple act of remembrance - wearing a poppy over the heart throughout the week. CLICK FOR MORE...
NEWLY ELECTED CO-CHAIRS SENATOR YONAH MARTIN AND JOE DANIEL OF THE CANADA-KOREA INTER-PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP GROUP WELCOME THE NEW EXECUTIVE TEAM
OTTAWA - On October 25, 2011 the Canada Korea Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group held its Annual General Meeting on Parliament Hill to elect new officers. With an expanded membership of 48, the CKIFG anticipates engaging Parliamentarians who are committed to deepening Canada Korea bilateral relations. CLICK FOR MORE...
CELEBRATING AND HONOURING OCTOBER 1ST - NATIONAL SENIORS DAY
VANCOUVER - In celebration of National Seniors Day (October 1st), a day to honour those who risked their lives in past wars like WWII and the Korean War to defend the freedoms all Canadians enjoy today; and those who have built the foundations of all the communities across Canada - The Honourable Yonah Martin, Government Deputy Whip of the Senate of Canada joins Jeff Shewfelt, Co-CEO of G & F Financial Group to deliver fifteen computers to the senior centre of Korean Seniors Society of BC. …
STATEMENT - SENATOR YONAH MARTIN - SENATE OF CANADA ENDORSES JULY 27 ANNUALLY AS NATIONAL KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY ADOPTED
OTTAWA, ON - The Honourable Yonah Martin, Senator for British Columbia, is pleased to announce that on June 8, 2010 the Senate of Canada unanimously adopted her private member’s motion that the Senate of Canada recognize and endorse July 27 annually as national Korean War Veterans day. PRESS RELEASE
STATEMENT - SENATOR YONAH MARTIN: MAY 2011 FEDERAL ELECTION RESULTS
On May 2, 2011, Canadians gave Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Government a strong mandate by electing 167 Conservative Members of Parliament in all regions of our country. As a Conservative Senator, appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, I am privileged to be a part of the National Conservative Caucus and have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues in both Houses. Prime Minister Harper's steadfast leadership has brought us safely out of a global recessio…
STATEMENT - SENATOR YONAH MARTIN WELCOMES HIS EXCELLENCY HA, CHAN-HO AND MADAME HA TO A FAREWELL LUNCHEON ON PARLIAMENT HILL
OTTAWA, ON - Barry Devolin and Senator Yonah Martin, Co-Chairs of the Canada Korea Inter-Parliamentary Group (CKIG), welcome His Excellency Ha, Chan-ho and Madame Ha in the rotunda inside Centre Block on Parliament Hill. PRESS RELEASE
STATEMENT - SENATOR YONAH MARTIN HONOURING PYEONGCHANG AS THE WINNER OF THE 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS
VANCOUVER, BC - The Honourable Yonah Martin, Senator for British Columbia, celebrates the announcement of PyeongChang as the winner of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The International Olympic Committee announced today that the 23rd Olympic Winter Games in 2018 are awarded to the city of Pyeongchang. PRESS RELEASE
STATEMENT - SENATOR YONAH MARTIN HONOURING THE 58TH AND 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF TWO BATTLES OF THE KOREAN WAR
VANCOUVER, BC - The Honourable Yonah Martin, Senator for British Columbia, paid tribute to the 32,000 Canadians who served in the Korean War. PRESS RELEASE