Press Releases

Press Release – Senator Ngo Supports the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law)

December 15, 2016

PRESS RELEASE The Honourable Senator Thanh Hai Ngo December 15, 2016 For immediate release Senator Ngo Supports the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) OTTAWA, December 15, 2016 – Senator Ngo today expressed his support for Bill S-226, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Officials Act (Magnitsky Law.) This bill, currently before the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, would enable the Government of Canada to establish sanctions against foreign nationals responsible for … Continue reading →







Vietnamese Tết Toronto Festival 2015 with PM Stephen Harper

February 5, 2015

On February 1st 2015, the Right Honourable Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Ministers Jason Kenney, Chris Alexander, Bal Gosal and Senator Ngo Thanh Hai were accompanied by several Senators and Members of Parliament at the 30th annual Toronto Tet Festival in Toronto, Ontario to celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Goat. The Festival is a commemoration of the struggle and triumph of Vietnamese-Canadians starting 40 years ago when many fled Vietnam to find freedom in distant lands. We honour Canada … Continue reading →







SENATOR THANH HAI NGO SHARES GOVERNMENT OF CANADA’S NEW TAX CUTS, AND INCREASED BENEFITS FOR FAMILIES

October 30, 2014

Senator Thanh Hai Ngo would like to share the following announcement made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on October 30, 2014. “It is my pleasure to bring your attention to the Government of Canada’s new Family Tax Cut of up to $2,000 for couples with children under the age of 18, effective for the 2014 tax year. This Government understands the costs of raising a family today. That is why we are putting cash back into the pockets of Canadians” … Continue reading →







Ottawa Citizen – This is not my flag

September 5, 2014

On Sept. 2 of every year, government institutions such as Ottawa City Hall raise the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s red flag with a gold star to mark its National Independence Day. Just like the Vietnamese-Canadians who demonstrated on Tuesday, I also see this flag as an offensive symbol and an atrocious tribute to a ruthless totalitarian regime that forced us to flee our war-torn nation. Vietnamese-Canadians see this flag in the same light as Canadians would see the Nazi flag. More than … Continue reading →







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 →







Senator Ngo Meets with Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam

March 15, 2014

OTTAWA – On March 12th, 2014 Senator Thanh Hai Ngo formally met with a delegation from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam headed by His Excellency Nguyen Thanh Son, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Chairman of the State Commission on Overseas Vietnamese. His Excellency To Anh Dzung, Ambassador of Vietnam to Canada, and a representative from the Department Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada were also attending. During the meeting, the Senator and the Vice-Minister discussed the successful diplomatic relationship between … Continue reading →







ThThơ Chúc Tết của Thượng Nghị Sĩ Ngô Thanh Hải Gởi Đồng Bào Trong Nước

January 31, 2014

Greeting address for the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Kính thưa bà con, cô bác, anh chị em, Nhân dịp Tết Nguyên Đán năm Giáp Ngọ 2014, đại diện cho Ủy Ban Nhân Quyền và Sắc Tộc của Thượng Nghị Viện Canada và cộng đồng người Việt mà tôi đại diện, tôi xin thân ái gởi đến toàn thể đồng bào một năm mới an khang, hạnh phúc và may mắn.  Read More »







Canada Raises Human Right Concerns with Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam

December 4, 2013

OTTAWA – On December 3rd, 2013, the Honourable Minister Chris Alexander, Minister of Immigration and Citizenship hosted a high level bilateral meeting joined by Senator Thanh Hai Ngo and the delegation of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam headed by His Excellency Vu Van Ninh, Deputy Prime Minister. During the bilateral meeting Minister Alexander and Senator Ngo raised their ongoing concerns of human right abuses in Vietnam pertaining to internet freedom. They took this opportunity to raise the cases of Father … Continue reading →