VAT’s Annual Christmas and Year-End Holiday Party

December 15, 2018

On Saturday, December 15,  the Vietnamese Association, Toronto (VAT), invited Senator Ngo as a special guest to their Annual Christmas / Year-End Holiday Party, which took place at the Association’s office in North York. The Vietnamese Association, Toronto, has held this annual celebration for nearly forty years. The event is a festive occasion to gather together in celebration of Vietnamese culture and traditions, and to enjoy the splendors of the holiday season. The Senator was proud to support the Association … Continue reading →

Conference to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

December 8, 2018

On Saturday, December 8, Senator Ngo was invited by the Committee to Support Vietnam’s Human Rights and Democracy Movement, Toronto, to attend as a special guest a Conference to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Senator Ngo was honoured to participate in support of the Committee’s mission to promote human rights in Canada and in Vietnam. Senator Ngo firmly believes that we, as Canadians, must continue to stand up for those less fortunate who are … Continue reading →

Meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights

December 5, 2018

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights held a special meeting to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The meeting aimed to examine and monitor issues relating to human rights and to review how the government is dealing with Canada’s international and national human rights obligations. Senators heard from two panels of witnesses, including the Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Mrs. Marie-Claude Landry, the UNHCR Representative in Canada, Mr. … Continue reading →

CVCA’s Town Hall Meeting in Calgary

December 1, 2018

On Saturday, December 1, the Calgary Vietnamese Canadian Association (CVCA) graciously organized a Town Hall Meeting in Calgary. Senator Ngo was invited as a Keynote Speaker and addressed a number of relevant topics to the Vietnamese Canadian community in the region. Among these were the latest developments on Canadian immigration and citizenship policy, ongoing human rights issues in the Republic of Vietnam, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) and special economic sanctions for identified corrupt … Continue reading →