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TRIBUTE TO THE LATE HON. TOBIAS ENVERGA JR.

Honourable Senators, I rise today with a heavy heart to pay tribute to our dearly departed colleague and friend, The Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr. And express my sincere condolences to the love of his life Rosemer who would be celebrating their 35th years of marriage in January of 2018; and their 3 princesses, Reeza, Rocel, and Rystle who were always in their father’s heart wherever he was, now in Heaven. Please know that your loss is our loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers. C…
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TRIBUTE TO SENATOR TOBIAS C. ENVERGA JR.

Honourable Senators, I rise today with a heavy heart to pay tribute to our dearly departed colleague and friend, The Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr. And express my sincere condolences to the love of his life Rosemer who would be celebrating their 35th years of marriage in January of 2018; and their 3 princesses, Reeza, Rocel, and Rystle who were always in their father’s heart wherever he was, now in Heaven. Please know that your loss is our loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers. &…
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SENATOR BATTER'S MENTAL HEALTH AWARD STATEMENT

Honourable Senators, I rise today to honour my good friend and colleague, Senator Denise Batters on her 2017 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Difference Maker Award. The CAMH Difference Makers is a national initiative started in 2017. It asked “Canadians to nominate a person with lived experience, a caregiver, a family member, a health professional, a researcher, an advocate, a philanthropist, or anyone making a difference in small or big ways; in local or international circ…
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CHARACTER ABBOTSFORD

Chamber Statement- Character Abbotsford Honourable Senators, I rise today to recognize and commend Character Canada and Character Abbotsford for their work promoting character development across British Columbia and Canada. This afternoon I was proud to co-host, along with MP Fast, Sidhu and Senator Neufeld, the Character Canada on the Hill reception in Centre Block, which I hope many of you had an opportunity to attend. The organizations were here to showcase their work promoting character d…
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REMEMBRANCE DAY STATEMENT

REMEMBRANCE DAY STATEMENT We recognize Remembrance Day, every 11th of November at 11 a.m.  It marks the end of hostilities during the First World War and provides a grateful people the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices of all those who served in the defence of the nation, who went “over there” to shield those who could not defend themselves and to preserve the principles that Canadians cherish. CLICK HERE FOR MORE...
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TRIBUTE TO DR. DENNIS NIMCHUK

Honourable Senators, I rise today to pay tribute to a model Canadian whose professional achievements and contributions to the betterment of the wider society is worth noting, especially during our nation's sesquicentennial year  Dr. Dennis Nimchuk , a certified prosthodontist, has been a trailblazer in the dentistry field for over 50 years, both in British Columbia and across Canada. During this period, he has built an impressive practice with his legion of  patients and has contribu…
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TRIBUTE TO DR. FRANCIS SCHOFIELD & DR. UN-CHAN CHUNG

Honourable senators, I am deeply honoured to pay tribute to two people whose lives are interwoven in a way that truly embodies the incredible bond between Canada and Korea, that first began to form in the late 19th century. Specifically, I am honoured to highlight the clearest proof of this deep-rooted bond as exemplified by the late Dr. Frank William Schofield, a Canadian who became a national hero of Korea and his beloved mentee, Dr. Un-chan Chung, Korea's 40th Prime Minister. Dr. Chung, welco…
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PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION VISIT TO TAIWAN STATEMENT

Honourable Senators, I had the great honour and privilege of travelling with fellow parliamentarians Senator Ataullahjan, MP Ali Ehsassi, MP Jati Sidhu and led by our good captain Senator Thanh Hai Ngo on a fact-finding trip to Taiwan. We were accompanied by our good friend Alex Fan from the Ottawa-based Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office, under the capable leadership of Ambassador Chung-chen Kung, who assisted our delegation from the start to the very end. CLICK HERE FOR MORE
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