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Posts Tagged ‘Canada’ (41 found)

Burmese President accepts credentials of Canadian Ambassador to Burma

Burmese President of recently refurbished, quasi-civilian government in Burma formally accepted the credentials of Canadian Ambassador, the mouthpiece newspaper the New Light of Myanmar reported on July 6, 2011 […]

July 8, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Transfer of Ivanhoe’s Burmese assets to weapons firm must be probed

Information recently disclosed by Burma’s state-controlled media substantiates CFOB’s previously stated concerns that Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mine’s Burmese assets were transferred to the Chinese weapons firm Norinco via a businessman connected to the Burmese regime […]

June 20, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Canada Sends Best Wishes to Aung San Suu Kyi on Her Birthday

John Baird, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, today issued the following statement on the occasion of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday:

“I would like to extend my heartfelt best wishes to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in celebration of her 66th birthday. This is the first time in several years that she has been able to celebrate her birthday while not confined to prison or house arrest […]

June 18, 2011  •  By Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi accepts honorary degree from Carleton University

On 22 February, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded an honorary degree in Law from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. In this video, Daw Suu accepted the degree on behalf of the National League for Democracy’s Legal Aid Committee and spoke about the legal situation in Burma […]

February 22, 2011  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese democracy leader to be conferred with Honorary Degree by Carleton University

Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will be awarded with an honorary degree – Doctor of Law – by the Carleton University on February 22 in Ottawa – the third honorary degree she would receive from Canada’s prestigious institutions […]

February 16, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

CFOB supports the NLD’s position on economic sanctions on Burma

The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, issued a statement today reviewing the economic sanctions on Burma. The statement outlines a rationale for maintaining the sanctions and notes that “the hardships of the vast majority of the people of Burma are not related to sanctions, but to misguided government policies” […]

February 8, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Canadian Delegation Has Resolution Passed on Burmese Democracy at APPF Conference

For the first time in the forum’s history, members of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) discussed the advancement of democracy in Burma today, following the tabling of a proposed resolution by the Canadian Delegation at the APPF conference in Ulannbattor, Mongolia […]

January 25, 2011  •  By Canadian MP Bryon Wilfert  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Leading a Common Approach to the Commission of Inquiry on Burma

Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) and Canadian civil society organizations would like to encourage the Government of Canada to play an active role in the international call for the implementation of a UN ‘Commission of Inquiry’ into gross human rights violations, specifically ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘war crimes’ in Burma. Such an inquiry could investigate reports of human rights and humanitarian law violations in Burma, through the mechanisms of the Human Rights Council, the Security Council, the General Assembly, or the office of the Secretary General […]

January 25, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s message to Canada

Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi sent a message to the government and the people of Canada through her sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucinda Phillips, yesterday at a meeting on Parliament Hill hosted by Parliamentary Friends of Burma (PFOB) and Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB).

Her message is as followed:

“I deeply appreciate the award of Honorary Canadian Citizenship, both for myself and because it symbolizes the help that Canada has given my people […]

December 3, 2010  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Canada Supports Families Impacted by Cyclone Giri in Burma

The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today announced Canada’s humanitarian support to help the Burmese people affected by Cyclone Giri.

“The Government of Canada is responding to humanitarian emergencies caused by Cyclone Giri in Burma. Many families are now vulnerable and without access to essential services,” said Minister Oda. “Canada’s assistance will provide emergency shelter and health services, as well as access to drinkable water” […]

November 30, 2010  •  By Canadian Minister of International Cooperation  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤