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TRIBUTE TO THE LATE PETER SEIERSEN

A strong oak has fallen in CanadaThe sorrowful news thatVeteran Peter Seiersen has passed on It is amazing, but in the long scheme of our world’s evolution, a transitional phenomenon occurred and affected virtually all soldiers who served in the Korean War. Knowing so or not they became transfixed by that beautiful country and its people, albeit they faced intolerable hardships and saw humanity at its lowest ebb during the days of that desperate war. With greatest respect I allude to veteran…
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2018 END OF FALL SESSION

End of Fall Session COQUITLAM, BC – The Honourable Yonah Martin, Deputy Leader of the Official Oppositionin the Senate, hosted the annual year-end news conference. The Senate rose on December 13, 2018 after a productive fall sitting filled with a robust legislative agenda and a full calendar. As Deputy Leader (House Leader) in the Senate, Senator Martin and the Office worked closely with the Conservative Senate Caucus to represent hard-working families of BC and Canada to carefully critique leg…
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REMEMBRANCE WEEK

For immediate release November 11, 2018 IN REMEMBRANCE   OTTAWA, ON – The Honourable Yonah Martin, Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition in the Senate, honoured our beloved veterans and men and women in uniform past and present across Canada during Veterans Week 2018.   On November 2nd, the 21st Annual Ceremony of Remembrance took place in the Senate Chamber. The somber event commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI, the 65th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice a…
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STATEMENT ON THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION DAY OF KOREA

For immediate release October 3, 2018  STATEMENT ON THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION DAY OF KOREA  OTTAWA, ON – The Honourable Yonah Martin, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Co-Chair of Canada Korea Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group, released the following statement on the occasion of Gaecheonjeol, National Foundation Day of Korea.  “Today the national Korean Canadian community and people of Korean descent around the world celebrate the founding of the first ethnic Korean…
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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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