Asian Heritage Month with the York Police

May 27, 2017

Senator Ngo attended the Asian Heritage Month celebration with the York Police, in partnership with the Canadian Multicultural Council — Asians in Ontario to celebrate the rich diversity of the community in the Greater Toronto Area that traces their ancestry to Asia. For more pictures, please click here.

Taiwan Delegation Trip

May 19, 2017

In late May, Senator Thanh Hai Ngo was invited to Taiwan for a delegation trip with fellow parliamentarians: Senator Salma Ataullahjan, Senator Yonah Martin, MP Ali Ehsassi and MP Jati Sidhu. Senator Ngo arrived in Taipei for the first anniversary of President Tsai In-Wei’s inauguration, celebrating their democratic governance and commitment to shared values of freedom, human rights and rule of the law. This trip allowed Senator Ngo to attend various meetings with various diplomatic corps and local officials including … Continue reading →

Book Launch: “Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugees”

May 17, 2017

Senator Ngo attended the “Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugees, 1975 – 1980” book launch on May 17, 2017, hosted by McGill-Queens University Press, Library and Archives Canada, and the Canadian Immigration Historical Society. Written by Michael J. Molloy, Peter Duschinsky, Kurt F. Jensen and Robert Shalka, attendees heard excerpts from their book that resonated with everyone in the room, of the powerful Canadian history of rescuing Indochinese refugees displaced by war, tyranny, and genocide in Vietnam, Cambodia, … Continue reading →

Washington Vietnam Human Rights Day

May 10, 2017

Senator Ngo attended several events in Washington for the 23rd Commemoration of Vietnam Human Rights Day. Senator Ngo made statements at the American Senate in front of members of Congress, representatives of the White House, State Department, AFL-CIO, multiple international human rights organizations, delegations representing Vietnamese-American communities from all across the U.S., as well as Vietnamese delegations from Canada, France, and Australia. There were also delegations from Asian countries including Burma, Tibet, China, Laos, Mongolia and Gilgit-Baltistan.

A Historic Milestone: Vietnamese Freedom and Heritage Flag Raised on Parliament Hill for the First Time

May 1, 2017

Over one thousand members of the Vietnamese Canadian community gathered on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 1st 2017 to witness the first ever flag raising ceremony in honour of Journey to Freedom Day. In remembrance of April 30, the community and federal parliamentarians raised the Canadian flag and the Vietnamese Freedom and Heritage flag to commemorate the perilous journey of Vietnamese boat people refugees after the fall of Saigon in 1975, and their arrival in Canada. Flag Raising   … Continue reading →