Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival in Toronto

January 19, 2019

On January 19, Senator Ngo and his spouse attended the Vietnamese Lunar New Year festival at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. As an annual celebration and one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for the Vietnamese Canadian community, the festival welcomed thousands of participants from across Canada. The Vietnamese Association, Toronto, in collaboration with the Vietnamese Canadian Federation (VCF) and several other groups from the GTA gathered together to make this year’s festival a tremendous success! Distinguished … Continue reading →

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 →

Meeting on Parliament Hill to discuss the Vietnamese Montagnards refugees

November 28, 2018

On Tuesday, November 27, Senator Ngo’s office organized and hosted a special meeting on Parliament Hill to discuss the human rights situation related to the Vietnamese Montagnards (Hmong) refugees in Thailand. Systematic oppression conducted by the Vietnamese Communist Party over the past years has severely oppressed this religious minority who continues to endure harassment, forced displacement, and intrusive restrictions to their cultural and religious rights. With this in mind, the meeting served to discuss ways to advocate for a greater … Continue reading →

VAT and GAVE Town Hall Meetings

November 17, 2018

On November 17, Senator Ngo was invited by the Vietnamese Association, Toronto, as the keynote speaker at a Town Hall Meeting to discuss topics that are of interest to the Vietnamese Canadian community in Greater Toronto. These included the latest updates on Canada’s immigration and citizenship policy, cases of human rights violations in the Republic of Vietnam, the Sergei Magnitsky Law and special economic sanctions for identified corrupt officials, ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the … Continue reading →

Conference on the Safety of Imported Seafood Products from Vietnam

November 1, 2018

On Thursday, November 1, Senator Ngo was invited as a distinguished guest to attend the second annual Conference on “Safety of Imported Seafood Products from Vietnam: Implications in Health Law, CP TPP and WTO”, which took place at the Sir John A. MacDonald Building in Ottawa. The event was co-hosted by Senator Ngo,  and Members of Parliament Mrs. Anne Minh Thu Quach and Mrs. Elizabeth May. Panelists included Dr. Binh Nguyen, Professor Nicholas Leger-Riopel, The Honourable David Kilgour, and Professor Malaika Bacon-Dussault. Each … Continue reading →

Welcome Dinner for the Karmapa, Edmonton Town Hall and CVBF’s Fundraising Gala

October 26, 2018

On October 26, Senator Ngo was invited by the Karma Sonam Dargye Ling (KSDL) Temple, in collaboration with the Canada Tibet Committee, to a Welcome Dinner, at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto, for the second visit to Canada of His Holiness, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. The Senator and his spouse spent the evening with members of the Tibetan Canadian and enjoyed traditional Tibetan music and entertainment. The following day, the Senator traveled to Edmonton to attend … Continue reading →

107th National Day of the ROC (Taiwan) and Fundraiser for ROV Veterans

October 5, 2018

On September 5, Senator Ngo was invited by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Toronto, to attend the 107th National Day Celebration for the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. It was an honour for the Senator to participate in this festive occasion and enjoy the very best of Taiwanese culture, talents and traditions. The following day, the Senator demonstrated his support for injured Republic of Vietnam veterans at a Fundraising Gala in Toronto. Since 1999, … Continue reading →