Archive for October, 2017

Bill S-226 Magnitsky Law Legislative Update

October 17, 2017

Senator Thanh Hai Ngo today issued the following statement regarding Bill S-226 the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Officials Act: “Today, the Senate unanimously passed Bill S-226 (Sergei Magnitsky Law) as amended. “This Bill authored by Senator Raynell Andreychuk, shepherd through the House of Commons by MP James Bezan, and supported by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland strengthens human rights as a pillar of Canada’s foreign policy. “The Magnitsky Act will now provide Canada with a versatile set … Continue reading →


Senator Ngo Urges Canada to Increase Assistance for Rohingya Refugees

October 6, 2017

Senator Thanh Hai Ngo today issued the following statement regarding the escalating humanitarian crisis of the Rohingya refugees in Myanmar: “I join my fellow parliamentarians, the Senate Committee on Human Rights Chair Senator Jim Munson and Deputy-Chair Salma Ataullahjan to call upon military and civil officials in Myanmar to end the systematic violence against Rohingya refugees taking place in the Rakhine State. “The serious displacement of half a million Rohingya refugees, and the escalation of brutal violence, torture, and mistreatment … Continue reading →