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THE HONOURABLE YONAH MARTIN, DEPUTY LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SENATE, ALONG WITH PARLIAMENTARIANS, VETERANS, AND CANADIANS COAST TO COAST TO COAST, CELEBRATES VETERANS WEEK

OTTAWA ON - The Honourable Yonah Martin, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, along with Parliamentarians, Veterans, and Canadians coast to coast to coast, celebrates Veterans Week (November 5-11). This important week honours the brave men and women who dedicated their lives to serving Canada, protecting people around the world, and fighting for the freedoms that we have today. Veterans Week honours veterans of all wars and recognizes their selfless service and devotion then and now. …
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MINISTER FANTINO AND CANADIAN VETERANS RETURNING TO KOREA TO MARK 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF KOREAN WAR ARMISTICE

OTTAWA, ON - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, joined by Senator Yonah Martin, will lead a delegation of Canadian Korean War Veterans as they return to the Republic of Korea to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. "Together, we are returning to a proud, democratic and free nation that stands today as a testament to the service and sacrifice of Canadian Veterans," said Minister Fantino. "We return to Korea to say to those who fought and to those …
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MINISTER FANTINO UNVEILS NEW MONUMENT TO HONOUR

  SEOUL, Republic of Korea - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Senator Yonah Martin and Canadian Korean War Veterans unveiled today a new Canadian monument dedicated to the Canadian Armed Forces personnel who fought during the Korean War and to those who served after the Armistice between 1953 and 1957. "While the horrors and hardships of the Korean War may seem distant, the legacy of our Canadian Veterans remains strong in the form of a free, democratic and pro…
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HARPER GOVERNMENT MARKS THE 63RD ANNIVERSARY OF THE OUTBREAK OF THE KOREAN WAR

  Ottawa – The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, today joined Senator Yonah Martin and hundreds of Korean War Veterans for a commemorative wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War during this milestone Year of the Korean War Veteran. “Our Government values the contributions and sacrifices of all Canadian Veterans,” said Minister…
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MINISTER STEVEN BLANEY SPEAKS AT GOVERNOR GENERAL'S RECEPTION TO HONOUR KOREAN WAR VETERANS

  Ottawa – The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, joined Senator Yonah Martin and Korean War Veterans this evening at a reception held in their honour. The private reception was hosted by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston at Rideau Hall. “I am honoured to have the opportunity to honour Korean War Veterans at this fitting tribute to them. Canadians are proud of their Veterans and recognize the cont…
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MINISTER BLANEY HONOURS KOREAN WAR VETERANS AT COMMEMORATIVE GALA

  Ottawa – The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, joined Senator Yonah Martin, Canadian Veterans of the Korean War, and a special Korean delegation of Veterans and Ministry officials at the Canadian War Museum for the opening gala launching a weekend of activities to celebrate the Year of the Korean War Veteran.  “It is an honour to be here this evening among so many Veterans of the Korean War,” said Ministe…
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THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT HONOURS THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KOREAN WAR ARMISTICE WITH A SPECIAL EDITION SILVER DOLLAR

  OTTAWA, ONTARIO – July 9, 2013 – To join Canadians in honouring Canada’s Korean War Veterans, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a special edition, 99.99% pure silver dollar commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. This new collector coin was unveiled at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa by the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, and Mr. Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mi…
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2nd ANNUAL CANADA KOREA DIALOGUE SERIES ON THE HILL

  OTTAWA, ON – Parliamentarians, diplomats and officials, Korean War veterans, regional community leaders and stakeholders gathered on Parliament Hill on June 4, 2013 to discuss important issues of trade, security and bilateral cooperation between Canada and Korea during this special milestone Year of Korea and Year of the Korean War Veteran. The 2nd annual Canada Korea Dialogue Series on the Hill, co-presented by Canada Korea Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group (CKIFG) and Canada …
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HARPER GOVERNMENT CELEBRATES BILL TO HONOUR KOREAN WAR VETERANS

  Ottawa – The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, joined Senator Yonah Martin and Member of Parliament Blaine Calkins today to express support of Bill S-213: An Act Respecting a National Day of Remembrance in Honour of Veterans of the Korean War, which has passed through third reading in the House of Commons. The Act will establish a new national day of recognition—Korean War Veterans Day—to be held each year on J…
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