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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 t…
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STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF THE 101ST ANNIVERSARY OF KOREA'S INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT

STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF THE 101ST ANNIVERSARY OF KOREA’S INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT “On March 1st, 1919, the following statement was read aloud on the streets of Korea, which was then under colonial rule of Imperial Japan: “We herewith proclaim the independence of Korea and the liberty of the Korean people. We tell it to the world in witness of the equality of all nations and we pass it on to our posterity as their inherent right. Click here for more... Korean version
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KOREAN WAR LEGACY PROJECT MOU SIGNING CEREMONY

KOREAN WAR LEGACY PROJECT MOU SIGNING CEREMONY  OTTAWA, ON - The Honourable Yonah Martin, Grand Patron of the Korea Veterans Association Heritage Unit, hosted a special Korean War Legacy Project MOU signing ceremony in the Senate Chamber on February 21, 2020. The ceremony was a historic moment and perfectly timed as June 25, 2020 begins the 70th anniversary of the Korean War years. Click here for more... French News Release
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5th ANNIVERSARY OF THE HISTORIC CANADA-KOREA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (CKFTA)

5th ANNIVERSARY OF THE HISTORIC CANADA-KOREA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (CKFTA) OTTAWA, ON – The Honourable Yonah Martin, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, along with His Excellency Maeng-ho Shin, Parliamentarians, Veterans of the Korean War, and members of the Korean Canadian Community and Diplomatic Corps, celebrate the 5th anniversary of the signing of the CKFTA. On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Senator Martin along with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, co-hosted a reception in th…
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HISTORIC VISIT OF THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND THE AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA TO BC

HISTORIC VISIT OF THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND THE AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA TO B.C. Vancouver, BC – Senator Yonah Martin, founding Co-Chair of the Canada-Bulgaria Parliamentary Friendship Group, Honorary Consul of Bulgaria in B.C. Ron Suh, and members of the B.C. Bulgarian community welcomed Mr. Georg Georgiev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Her Excellency Svetlana Stoycheva-Etropolski of Bulgaria to Vancouver this week. This is the first official visit of B…
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2020 NEW YEAR'S MESSAGE

NEW YEAR GREETINGS FROM THE HONOURABLE YONAH MARTIN On behalf of my family and staff, I wish you and yours a healthy and fruitful New Year. This past year was a historic year for our national Korean Canadian community with Nelly Shin becoming the first Korean Canadian Member of Parliament elected to the House of Commons in Canadian history. It was also an election that included a record high number of six candidates of Korean descent to seek federal office. These historic achievements in Canad…
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