Viet Summer Festival

July 9, 2017

Senator Ngo was invited to attend the First Annual Viet Summer Festival, hosted by the Vietnamese Canadian Federation, the Vietnamese Association, Toronto to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canada with Vietnamese Canadians across the Greater Toronto Region and Southern Ontario. For more pictures, please click here.

Taste of Asia

June 24, 2017

Senator Ngo was invited to the annual Taste of Asia event in Markham as a prominent speaker and guest. This event is significant as it represents the multicultural mosaic of Canada and provides a platform to further promote harmony between various cultural groups. For more pictures, please check here.

Meeting with Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition

June 22, 2017

Senator Ngo and this year’s interns met with the new Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Scheer to discuss his new role, thoughts on keeping the Government accountable, interests for the Conservative party, as well his views in promoting human rights in China and Vietnam.

Calgary Town Hall Meeting

June 11, 2017

Senator Ngo was invited to Calgary as the keynote speaker at a town hall meeting hosted by the Vietnamese community where he discussed concerns and issues including Bill S226, and C6. He also met with various community members throughout the weekend. For more pictures, please click here.

Meeting with Aung Suu Kyi

June 8, 2017

Senator Ngo along with fellow Parliamentarians MP Bruce Stanton and Larry Bagnell, met with H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as members of the Canada-Myanmar Friendship group. During the meeting, the group discussed the delegation’s trip to study Canadian federalism and the ongoing humanitarian issue of Rohingya refugees in Myanmar. The group namely raised their concerns regarding the protection of the human rights of religious minorities, including the Rohingya.

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 →