March 8, 2017
Senator Ngo traveled to Mexico City as a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade to attend various meetings with various diplomatic corps and local officials. This trip allowed for meetings to follow up on findings of a Committee report tabled in June 2015 entitled North American Neighbours: Maximizing Opportunities and Strengthening Cooperation for a More Prosperous Future. During this trip the, the Committee pursued the report’s findings by examining changing economic and social conditions … Continue reading →
February 23, 2017
On February 23, 2017, Senator Ngo delivered an address at the opening ceremonies of the Canadian International Model United Nations (CANIMUN) at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa. The senator relayed his own experiences as a diplomat, refugee, teacher, citizenship judge, and senator to illustrate the challenges facing national governments as they craft immigration policies and defend freedom and human rights. CANIMUN is an opportunity for post secondary students to step into the shoes of an international diplomat. Students are … Continue reading →
February 7, 2017
Senator Ngo along with Senator Andreychuk, and Senator Down announced the release of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade report entitled: Free Trade Agreements: A Tool for Economic Prosperity. This report makes nine recommendations to increase public involvement and parliamentary oversight of these agreements and to establish standards by which the success of an agreement would be measured. These recommendations include: That the federal government establish a formal consultation process before negotiations begin that would be open … Continue reading →
February 5, 2017
Senator Ngo attended a Lunar New Year celebration hosted by the Former Reserves Thu Duc Officer Cadet Association of Ontario, an association of veterans and community elders recognized within the Vietnamese-Canadian community, as a keynote speaker. The event included a flag raising of the Republic Vietnam flag and speeches from other distinguished guests. For more pictures, please click here.
February 1, 2017
Senator Ngo co-hosted the Lunar New Year on the Hill celebrations along side Senator Dyck, Senator Martin, Senator Oh and Senator Woo.
January 14, 2017
Celebration of the annual Lunar New Year Festival as we bid farewell to the Year of the Monkey and welcome the Year of the Rooster to celebrate the arrival of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, with the Vietnamese Association,Toronto: the largest Vietnamese Canadian community in all of Canada. Lunar New Year provides an opportunity for all Canadians to reflect on the tremendous contributions that members of the Vietnamese community have made to this country’s rich and diverse heritage. On this day … Continue reading →
January 8, 2017
Senator Ngo attended the Kitchener Lunar New Year Festival to celebrate with the Kitchener-Waterloo Vietnamese Canadian Community, along with other politicians. Lunar New Year provides an opportunity for all Canadians to reflect on the tremendous contributions that members of the Vietnamese community have made to this country’s rich and diverse heritage. On this day we also celebrate the values of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law, cornerstones that we must continuously promote for the people of Vietnam. For … Continue reading →
December 18, 2016
Senator Ngo was invited by the Vietnamese Association Toronto to attend the annual Community Year End Party and Gift Giving to Children Event in Toronto, with gifts that were donated by the community within the GTA and surrounding regions, for children who are less fortunate. For more pictures, please click here.
November 26, 2016
Senator Ngo attended the annual Canadian Multicultural Council’s Asian Food and Cultural Festival in Toronto and met with various community members and leaders from the Vietnamese-Canadian community throughout the weekend. For more pictures, please click here.
November 20, 2016
Senator Ngo attended the 15 anniversary celebration of SBTN, a global non profit Vietnamese news channel in Toronto with his wife. He also attended a Town Hall Meeting hosted by the Gold Age Village for the Elderly as the special guest. For more pictures, please click here.