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OTTAWA, ON- 2013 was a milestone year as the "Year of Korea and Canada", marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations. This historic year has been a year of celebration for the National Korean-Canadian community from coast to coast. We also look ahead with a shared vision for continued growth and prosperity for the next 50 years.

2013 also marked the Year of the Korean War Veteran, to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Armistice. Korea would not be where it is today if it were not for the brave men and women who served in the Korean War, including more than 32,000 Canadians who went to South Korea's aid. And the passage of my Bill (Korean War Veterans Day Act) will forever honour our veterans with a day of their own (July 27).

Building on the successes of 2013, my staff and I look forward to working with all our constituents throughout 2014. It is an honour to serve and represent you in the Senate of Canada.

Happy New Year!


The Honourable Yonah Martin 

Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate



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