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SEASON'S GREETINGS 2015

  On behalf of the Senate of Canada, please accept my heartfelt best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas season filled with peace, hope, joy and love. May the New Year be one full of health, happiness and prosperity that last throughout the year. 2015 has been a momentous year. As Co-Chair of Canada Korea Inter-Parliamentary Group and the (former) Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, I had direct involvement in the implementation of the long awaited Canada Ko…
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STATEMENT FROM THE LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS IN THE SENATE

  OTTAWA, November 5th, 2015 – Approaching the new Session, the Conservative Senate Caucus met this week in order to prepare for the return of Parliament. The Senators discussed their priorities as well as innovative avenues to continue modernizing the Senate. The caucus also took the opportunity to appoint a new Leadership Team. Apart from the Leader himself, the Honorable Senator Claude Carignan, elected by acclamation, the team is now composed of the following: Deputy Leader &…
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STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA TO MARK CHUSEOK

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada to mark Chuseok Ottawa, Ontario – Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued this statement to mark Chuseok: “Today marks the beginning of the ancient Korean harvest festival of Chuseok, a time of grateful celebration when ancestors are honoured and thanked for abundant harvests. “Traditional feasts and the sharing of family stories make ‎Chuseok a time of thanksgiving and joy. People travel great distances or gat…
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MINISTER O'TOOLE MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF KOREAN WAR ARMISTICE

Ottawa – The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement to mark Korean War Veterans Day and the 62nd anniversary of the signature of the Korean War Armistice:  “Only a few years after the heavy toll of the Second World War, brave Canadians once again heeded the call to protect peace and democracy. Thousands of men and women left their homes in Canada and went to the aid of South Korea, exemplifying our nation’s un…
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STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA TO MARK THE THIRD ANNUAL KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark the third annual Korean War Veterans Day: “Today, we honour Canada’s Korean War veterans who fought to defend the Republic of Korea and help fortify its freedom and democracy in the face of Communist aggression. “In July 1950, at a time of limited strength after the Second World War, Canada committed troops to the United Nations Forces in Korea, first dispatching three Royal Canadian Navy destroyers &m…
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HARPER EXTENDS BEST WISHES ON THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF SOUTH KOREA'S INDEPENDENCE

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued this statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Korea’s independence: “I am pleased to extend my best wishes to everyone in Canada and around the world celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Korea’s independence. “This day, also known as the Gwangbokjeol, or ‘Restoration of Light Day,’ allows us to reflect on the success of South Korea as an economic leader and innovator with a strong democratic…
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STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE YONAH MARTIN ON THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BREAK- OUT OF THE KOREAN WAR

  “Today is a day to reflect and commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the break-out of the Korean War. Canadians, Koreans and allied nations will be honouring the service of Korean War Veterans and the sacrifices made during the Korean War. The bravery and accomplishments of our veterans in Korea are recognized today, and will never be forgotten. “It was on June 25, 1950 that the communist forces from the North invaded the southern half of the Korean peninsula. Without hesitati…
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SENATOR MARTIN ATTENDS WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY WITH MEMBERS OF UKCIA

  OTTAWA, ON – On June 4th, the United Korean Commerce and Industry Association convened in Ottawa for their 21st Annual General Meeting and to participate in the 3rd Canada Korea Economic Forum on Parliament Hill. The Forum provided a chance for Korean-Canadian leaders of the business community to have the opportunity to inform and discuss key issues that impact small businesses with Parliamentarians and officials. Over the course of the day, participants took part in several sess…
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4th 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 May 26, 2015 to discuss important trade, security and bilateral cooperation between Canada and Korea. The 4th annual Canada Korea Dialogue Series on the Hill, “Post CKFTA: What Lies Ahead”, co-presented by Canada Korea Interparliamentary Friendship Group (CKIFG) and Canada Korea Society (CKS), in partnership with the Em…
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UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE BENEFIT (ENGLISH & KOREAN)

ANNOUNCEMENT The majority of families with children, approximately 3.8 million, are known and will automatically receive the enhanced UCCB or be contacted by the Government to confirm their information. However, many eligible families are not currently captured by the Government’s UCCB system and may miss out on receiving money that is owed to them unless they apply. In 2015 alone, this represents potentially millions of dollars in unclaimed benefits.   If your family is not …
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