Archive for February, 2013

Senator Ngo Celebrates the Vietnamese New Year in Montreal

February 5, 2013

Montréal, February 5, 2013 – Senator Thanh Hai Ngo and the Montreal Vietnamese community welcomed the Honourable Jason Kenney to the Vietnamese New Year celebration in Montreal on February 3. Opposition leader Thomas Mulcair and Members of Parliament Hoang Mai, Anne Minh Thu Quach and Irwin Cotler were also present at the annual festival. “Têt is an important time of the year for our community. This passage from one year to another makes us reflect on the past and invites … Continue reading →

Senator Ngo Condemns the Harsh Sentences of 22 Veitnamese Activists for Subversion

February 5, 2013

Ottawa, February 05, 2013 – Senator Thanh Hai Ngo expressed his deep concern today about the recent court sentences of 22 members of an outlawed Buddhist sect to lengthy prison terms ranging from 10 years to life imprisonment. The 22 activists were harshly accused by the People’s Court in the central province of Phu Yen for writing documents vilifying the communist regime and were found guilty of attempting to overthrow the government. “These shocking sentences are another blow against Vietnamese … Continue reading →