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2019 YEAR-END & 2020 PRIORITIES

YEAR END SUMMARY & 2020 PRIORITIES COQUITLAM, BC – The Honourable Yonah Martin, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Co-Chair of Canada Korea Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group, hosted the annual Christmas news conference and luncheon.  The official opening ceremony of the 43rd Canadian Parliament was held on December 5, 2019, with a Speech from the Throne delivered by Governor General Julie Payette in the Senate of Canada. The Senate rose on December 12 following Ro…
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UBC Alumni Profile: Senator Yonah Martin BEd '87

Yonah Martin BEd’ 87 Biography The Honourable Yonah Martin is a Conservative Senator of British Columbia, appointed by The Right Honourable Stephen Harper in 2009. She is the first Parliamentarian of Korean descent in Canadian history. Currently, she is the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (since 2015); and previously served as Deputy Leader of the Government (2013-2015) She is also Co-Chair of Canada Korea Interparliamentary Friendship Group (since 2009), founding Co-Chair of…
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REMEMBRANCE WEEK

LEST WE FORGET   OTTAWA, ON – The Honourable Yonah Martin, Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition in the Senate, joined Canadians across Canada in honouring our beloved Veterans and men and women in uniform, past and present, during Veterans Week 2019. November 3rd marked the annual day of remembrance for “Animals in War Day”, as proclaimed by the Ottawa Mayor and Council. Since the day of its unveiling in 2012, the Animals in War memorial is an important reminder of the contributio…
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HOW SILENT YOU REST BY VINCE COURTENAY

How Silent You Rest How silent you rest, my fallen friends, from so many lands, Gentle roses grow above your graves, masking those days of darkness, when you fell, When your noble bodies, were carried here, and wrapped in tent canvas, and placed side by side, beneath this sacred soil. Now the grand Republic of Korea, marks its 71st year, as a free, and very independent, prosperous nation… And though you may sleep, beneath the roses, The strength of your courageous spirit, lives within the…
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STATEMENT ON THE 2019 FEDERAL ELECTION RESULTS

For immediate releaseOctober 22, 2019 STATEMENT ON THE 2019 FEDERAL ELECTION RESULTS The Honourable Yonah Martin released the following statement about the results of the 2019 Federal Election on October 21, 2019: "On behalf of the Senate of Canada and as Co-Chair of Canada Korea Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group, I would like to commend all of the candidates, their families and their teams who dedicated countless hours in the federal campaign to become the Member of Parliament of their re…
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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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