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STATEMENT OF SUPPORT TO THE PEOPLE OF GAPYEONG COUNTY FROM CANADA

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT TO THE PEOPLE OF GAPYEONG COUNTY FROM CANADA “On behalf of the Senate of Canada and as Co-Chair of the Canada Korea Interparliamentary Friendship Group; as Grand Patron of the Korea Veterans Association of Canada Heritage Unit and on behalf of Canada’s veterans of the Korean War, their families and supporters across Canada, we extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the recent flooding, and express sincere support to all those negatively imp…
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STATEMENT FROM THE HON. ERIN O'TOOLE

Hon. Erin O’Toole – Press Conference RemarksAugust 25, 2020 Good morning. To the journalists in the room or joining us by phone or video, I know that you know me, and I look forward to your questions. But I’d like to speak directly to Canadians for a minute first. I’m Erin O’Toole. As I said yesterday, you are going to be seeing and hearing a lot from me in the coming weeks. You’ll also be hearing a lot of Liberal spin about me.Don’t buy it. Here’s all you need to know about me:I am here to…
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STATEMENT ON THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION DAY OF KOREA

STATEMENT ON THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION DAY OF KOREA VANCOUVER, BC – The Honourable Yonah Martin, Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition in the Senate and Co-Chair of the Canada Korea Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group, released the following statement on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the National Liberation Day of Korea, Gwangbokjeol: “August 15th, 2020 marks a historic milestone for the national Korean Canadian community, for the Republic of Kore…
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COMMEMORATING JULY 27TH KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY

COMMEMORATING JULY 27TH KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY #koreanwarforgottennomore 70 years ago, Canadians fought in horrific conditions for a country they knew little about. They could never have imagined then, that the war-torn country they fought to defend would one day become a G-20 country and Canada’s 4th largest trading partner. Bill S-213 (Korean War Veterans Day Act), became an Act of Parliament in June 2013. Since then, Canadians have come together across Canada on July 27th to reme…
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CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO THE CLASS OF 2020

SENATOR MARTIN’S CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO THE CLASS OF2020 I wish to extend my sincere congratulations to the 2020 graduates across Canada. Your graduation is a day of celebration and one that marks a remarkable milestone in your life. For each and every one of you, the future is full of opportunities and choices to make. The time spent at school was just a fragment of time in your life, but by attaining your diploma or degree, it is the result of your hard work and dedication and something n…
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END OF SPRING PARLIAMENTARY SITTING

END OF SPRING PARLIAMENTARY SITTING OTTAWA, ON – On Friday, June 26, 2020, the Senate of Canada rose to end the 2020 Spring Sitting.  As Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator Martin worked closely with her Conservative Senate Caucus and her House colleagues as part of the National Caucus as Her Majesty’s Official Loyal Opposition to represent hard working Canadians from coast to coast to coast. “In Canada and around the world, we continue to face challenging times as we naviga…
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Korean War Forgotten No More! 70th Anniversary of the Breakout of the Korean War

Korean War Forgotten No More 70th Anniversary of the Breakout of the Korean War OTTAWA, ON - The Honourable Yonah Martin marked the historic 70th anniversary of the breakout of the Korean War on June 25, 2020, in honour of our beloved veterans of the Korean War and the 516 Canadian fallen, in a Statement in the Senate Chamber and with questions to the Government Leader in the Senate. An excerpt from the Senator’s Statement: “70 years ago, in the early morning hours of June 25, 1950,…
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Foundation Donates PPE (Masks) to BC Veterans and Seniors in Care

Foundation Donates PPE (Masks) to BC Veterans and Seniors in Care Vancouver, BC – Senator Yonah Martin and MP Alice Wong joined Social Diversity for Children Foundation (SDC), a local B.C. non-profit organization, to deliver Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) face masks to veterans and seniors in assisted living and care homes. Recipients include George Derby Care Society/Derby Manor Independent Living, Amenida Seniors’ Community, The New Vista Society, Korean Senior Citizens Society a…
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69TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF KAPYONG

69th Anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong Commemoration #RememberingKapyong Virtual Campaign   BURNABY, BC - The Honourable Yonah Martin, Grand Patron of Korea Veterans Association  (KVA) of Canada (Heritage Unit) and Honorary Member of KVA Unit 7 (National Capital Region), in consultation and partnerships with Korean War Commemorative Committees (KWCC) across Canada and BC-based Korean War Commemorative Alliance (KWCA), launched a virtual #RememberingKapyong campaign, and prepared an…
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 & EMERGENCY FEDERAL MEASURES

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 & EMERGENCY FEDERAL MEASURES OTTAWA, ON – The Senate of Canada convened an emergency sitting to debate the government’s $82 billion COVID-19 stimulus bill: COVID-19 Emergency Response Act. The bill was adopted in both Houses, and then granted Royal Assent. “Urgent action is needed to support Canadians who are directly impacted and struggling under the pressure of the COVID-19 crisis. We need to get aid out the door quickly to allay people’s fears on how…
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