Archive for April, 2014

City of Ottawa recognizes April 30th 2014 as Black April Day

April 16, 2014

For Immediate Release April 16, 2014 City of Ottawa recognizes April 30th 2014 as Black April Day  OTTAWA – On April 16th 2014, the Honourable Senator Thanh Hai Ngo met with Ottawa City Mayor Jim Watson and a delegate from the Ottawa Vietnamese community to commemorate April 30th as the thirty-ninth year of the fall of Saigon. “This proclamation not only remembers the victims of the Vietnamese War, but also recoginizes the Vietnamese-Canadian community of Ottawa, and the many survivors … Continue reading →







Senator Thanh Hai Ngo hosts Religious Freedom Roundtable at the Senate of Canada

April 14, 2014

OTTAWA – On April 11th 2014, the Honourable Senator Thanh Hai Ngo hosted a religious freedom roundtable with numerous religious leaders from the Vietnamese-Canadian community. He was joined by Mrs. Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, and representatives from the Department of Religious freedom and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. Members of Vietnamese religious groups representing the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), Hoa Hao Buddhism, Cao Dai, the Catholic Church of … Continue reading →







Senate Standing Human Rights Committee meets with Vietnamese bloggers to discuss Vietnam’s Universal Periodic Review

April 8, 2014

OTTAWA – On April 7th, 2014 Senator Thanh Hai Ngo and members of the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights met with Hoi Trinh, Executive Director for Voice, Ann Pham-Board member of Voice, Tuan Nguyen Activist for Network of Vietnamese Bloggers, Blogger Doan Trang Pham and human rights lawyer Long Trinh, to discuss Vietnam’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), and issues related to human rights in Vietnam. The members of the Human Rights Committee entertained the witnesses by asking numerous questions … Continue reading →