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STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF GWANGBOKJEOL THE NATIONAL LIBERATION DAY OF KOREA

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August 15, 2019

STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF GWANGBOKJEOL
THE 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 in unity to celebrate the 74th anniversary of Korea’s Independence from Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945). On this day, we remember the selfless patriots of the independence movement whose sacrifice, courage and resilience in the face of oppression and tyranny gave hope to the Korean people. We pay tribute to their fighting spirit and ultimate victory as we stand together to raise the Korean national
flag, Taegukgi, with dignity and respect. We also grieve for the victims of the decades long oppressive rule, including tens of thousands of 'comfort women' who were abducted or coerced into military sexual slavery.

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