Press Releases

SENATOR NGO TO ATTEND THE RALLY FOR A FREE VIETNAM ON PARLIAMENT HILL

June 6, 2013

OTTAWA, June 06, 2013 – On June 08, 2013, Senator Thanh Hai Ngo will attend the Rally for a Free Vietnam on Parliament Hill to raise concern for three activists who were unjustifiably persecuted by the Communist Government of Vietnam. The demonstration will then proceed to the Vietnamese Embassy in Ottawa on 55 Mackay St. The Organizing Committee to Support Vietnam’s Democracy and Human Rights Movement, the Vietnamese Community in Montreal Organizing Committee and the Vietnamese Community of Kitchener-Waterloo will … Continue reading →







Thượng Nghị Sĩ Ngô Thanh Hải lên tiếng ủng hộ buổi Dã ngoại trao đổi về Quyền Con Người

May 5, 2013

Senator gives his support at the BBQ picnic on Human Rights issues Rạng sáng ngày 5/5/2013, tức chỉ vài tiếng trước giờ G, Thượng Nghị Sĩ Ngô Thanh Hải đã chính thức lên tiếng ủng hộ tuổi trẻ Việt Nam tham gia buổi Dã ngoại trao đổi về Quyền Con Người diễn ra tại 3 Thành Phố Sài Gòn, Hà Nội và Nha Trang. Read More »







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 →







SENATOR NGO WELCOMES PRIME MINISTER TO VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION IN TORONTO

January 23, 2013

Mississauga, January 23, 2013 – Senator Thanh Hai Ngo and the Vietnamese Association, Toronto (VAT) welcomed Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the 28th annual Têt Festival on January 19 to celebrate the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. “As we bid farewell to the Year of the Dragon and welcome the Year of the Snake, it is my hope that 2013 will be a year of good health, good fortune and much happiness for you and for your families!” Senator Ngo said … Continue reading →







Senator Ngo Condemns the Sentences of 14 Peaceful Activists

January 14, 2013

OTTAWA, January 14, 2013 – Senator Thanh Hai Ngo today expressed his concern on the recent sentencing of 14 peaceful Vietnamese activists on January 9. They have been convicted by the People’s Court of Nghe An province for engaging in “activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration,” of “undermining of national unity” and of participating in “propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.” These 14 writers, internet bloggers and political activists were convicted after being held in custody for more … Continue reading →







SENATOR NGO ENCOURAGES VIETNAMESE-CANADIANS TO UNITE AS ONE VOICE AT OTTAWA TOWN HALL MEETING

December 17, 2012

OTTAWA, December 17, 2012 – Senator Thanh Hai Ngo was the guest speaker at a town hall meeting on December 15 at the McNabb Community Centre. The event, hosted by the Vietnamese Canadian Community of Ottawa, gave local Vietnamese residents an opportunity ask questions and raise issues with their newly appointed Senator. Senator Ngo focused much of his attention on the community’s dynamic youth. “As a political figure, I wish to collaborate closely with them and encourage them to get … Continue reading →







STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE SENATOR NGO ON THE MILLION HEARTS, ONE VOICE CAMPAIGN

November 27, 2012

November 27th, 2012 – Ontario Senator Thanh Hai Ngo issued the following statement today after signing the petition for the Million Hearts, One Voice, a worldwide campaign to stop the arbitrary sentencing of Vietnamese journalists and peaceful activists. “I invite everyone, particularly Vietnamese Canadians, and call on all Canadian organizations to support the struggle for democracy, social justice and human rights in Vietnam.” “Your signature in the Democracy for Vietnam Campaign has a far reaching impact; it sends a very … Continue reading →







Senator Ngo Attends First Town Hall Meeting with the Toronto Vietnamese Community

November 22, 2012

OTTAWA, November 22, 2012 – Senator Thanh Hai Ngo attended a town hall meeting in Toronto on November 17, where he met with the Vietnamese seniors, youth, veterans and members of 14 Vietnamese associations. The GTA’s Vietnamese community gave their new parliamentarian a warm welcome and had the opportunity to ask questions and share their concerns. “It was truly a great honour and pleasure to have been received by the members of Toronto’s Vietnamese community,” said Senator Ngo. “I wish … Continue reading →







Senator Ngo Condemns the Unfair Prison Sentences of Vietnamese Musicians

November 6, 2012

OTTAWA, November 6, 2012 – Senator Thanh Hai Ngo today expressed his deep concern about the October 30 convictions and harsh sentencing of two Vietnamese musicians for spreading ‘anti-state propaganda.’ After a brief trial, the Ho Chi Minh People’s Court sentenced Viet Khang to four years and Tran Vu Anh Binh to six years, respectively. Both musicians will also face house arrest after the completion of their sentences. Senator Ngo, along with the United States Secretary of State, the United … Continue reading →