Happy New Year! Bonne Année! 새해 복 많이 받으세요!
On behalf of the Senate of Canada, my family and staff, I extend my warmest greetings to you and yours as we
usher in the New Year. Following on the year of the 130th anniversary of the first Canadians to set foot in Korea
in 2018, 2019 is another milestone year that will mark the 100th anniversary of the March 1, 1919 Independence
Movement against Japanese colonialism (in which Canadians like Dr. Schofield stood firmly with the Korean
people in support of Korea's sovereignty). Throughout the fall sitting of Parliament (Sept-Dec 2018), there were
many events, urgent issues and challenging legislative priorities; and our Conservative Caucus in the Senate
worked hard to hold the Government to account in behalf of hard-working Canadians across the country. We
also packed up our Deputy Leader's Office to move to The (temporary) Senate Building (formerly the
Government Conference Centre) for the next decade or more as Centre Block is upgraded and restored. In this
new year, my staff and I look forward to serving you to the best of our abilities and welcoming you to our
temporary new home in Ottawa.
-Senator Yonah Martin