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Historically important day for relationship between Bosnia and Hezegovina and Canada

Institute for the Research of Genocide Canada
Published: November 17, 2011  

Kongres Bošnjaka Sjeverne Amerike  ogranak za Kanadu i Institut za istraživanje genocida Kanada pozivaju sve građane Bosne i Hercegovine koji žive u Kanadi da pišu svojim članovima Kanadskog parlamenta sa molbom da se pridruže Klubu prijatelja Bosne i Hercegovine u Kanadskom parlamentu.

Congress of North American Bosniaks, Canada Branch (CNABC) Calls on Diaspora to Strengthen Canada – Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentary Friendship Group (CBiHPF Group)

CNABC is pleased to inform you that we are now working with the Bosnian diaspora in Canada to encourage all Members of Canadian Parliament to join the CBiHPF Group.  The CBiHPF Group will be a powerful force for the good of Canada and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It aims to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, direct attention to the needs of Bosnian – Canadians, and present the values of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Canadian society.

The Group’s Executive currently consists of five Parliamentarians and longstanding friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Chair:  MP Dave MacKenzie

Vice Chair:  MP Brian Masse

Vice Chair:  MP Bernard Trottier

Executive Member:  MP Nina Grewal

Executive Member:  Senator Raynell Andreychuk

In addition, close to 30 Parliamentarians have confirmed their membership in the Group, and this number is growing.

We are encouraging voting citizens who support a democratic and prosperous Bosnia and Herzegovina to be proactive on this issue by contacting their Member of Parliament and asking them to join the CBiHPF Group. We hope that the Bosnian diaspora in Canada will now actively engage in the Group’s activities.

For more information, please visit: www.bosniak.org/

How do I get my Member of Parliament to join the CBiHPF Group?

1.           First you need to find out who is your Member of Parliament. You may find this information on the Parliament of Canada website at: www.parl.gc.ca/Default.aspx?Language=E

2.           Contact your local Member’s Constituency Office by e-mail, mail, telephone or fax, and ask them to join the Group.

3.           Follow up. You must remember to be persistent. It does not hurt to follow up.

Sample letter for your use:

(Date)

Mr. / Mrs. (full name)

(address of your Member of Parliament)

Dear MP (surname of member),

My name is (your name and surname) and as your constituent from (your place of residence), I am writing to ask you to join the newly formed Canada – Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentary Friendship Group (CBiHPF Group). Joining this Group will help demonstrate that you deeply care about issues important to your Bosnian-Canadian voters. Today, there are more than 50.000 Bosnian–Canadians living in Canada, and as you know, many of those live in your riding.

In recent years, the Government of Canada has played an integral role in the promotion of good governance, peace keeping, as well as the strengthening of state-level institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. With your support and membership in the CBiHPF Group we can continue to build stronger bilateral relations between Canada and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and further assist Bosnia and Herzegovina as it continues to mature and prosper.

The Group’s Executive currently consists of five Parliamentarians and longstanding friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Chair: MP Dave MacKenzie

Vice Chair: MP Brian Masse

Vice Chair: MP Bernard Trottier

Executive Member: MP Nina Grewal

Executive Member: Senator Raynell Andreychuk

In addition, close to 30 Parliamentarians have confirmed their membership in the Group, and this number is growing.

Should you have any questions on how to become a member of the Canada-Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentary Friendship Group please have your staff contact the CBiHPF Group directly at cbihpfg@gmail.com .

I sincerely hope you will join this bipartisan Group as a committed supporter of a free, democratic, and sovereign Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as of your local Bosnian-Canadian community.

Thank you in advance for joining the Canada – Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentary Friendship Group.

Sincerely,

(your full name)

(your signature)

(your address of residence)

Contact the CNABC

Phone:     905 385 3606 (Canadian office)
Website:  http://www.bosniak.org/

Email: cnab.canada@bosniak.org

Write to CNABC
7. Southside Place, #6, Hamilton, Ontario, L9C 6W7, Canada

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Congress of North American Bosniaks, Canadian Branch

Press release

November 17, 2011.

Historically important day for relationship between Bosnia and Hezegovina and Canada

Mr. Brian Masse, Member of the Canadian Parliament and sponsor of the Srebrenica (remembrance) Genocide Day, which was adopted last year in the Canadian Parliament informed the Congress of North American Bosniaks, Canadian Branch that a Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina Group has been formed in the Canadian Parliament.

The Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina Group in the Canadian Parliament consists of:

Chair:  Mr. Dave Mackenzie, MP,

Vice Chair:  Mr. Brian Masse, MP,

Vice Chair:  Mr. Bernard Trottier, MP,

Executive Member (Treasurer):  Mrs. Nina Grewal, MP,

Executive Member:  Senator Raynell Andreychuk.

Group currently has 26 members

Special credit for the formation of the Group in the Canadian Parliament goes to H.E. Biljana Gutić-Bjelica, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Canada, Mrs. Nina Grewal, MP and Mrs. Dženita Hozo.

It is also important to emphasize that the formation of the Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina Group was assisted by the Bosnian Community in Canada led by Congress of North American Bosniaks and Institute for Research Genocide, Canada.

The special assembly on Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Canadian Parliament will provide support to the Canadian Parliament with the necessary political and economic reforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to improve cooperation between  the two states. With this new establishment there is an aim to also improve cooperation between the two parliaments, and the present the values of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Canadian society.

After the recognition of the Bosnian language in Canada, the ability to use the ethnic name Bosniaks in the Canadian political and statistical documents, the adoption of the Srebrenica Genocide resolution in the Canadian Parliament, the establishment of a parliamentary procedure regarding the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the formation of the Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina Group in the Canadian parliament demonstrates a successful start, but the process of lobbying for the interests of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Canadian cultural mosaic must continue.

Prof. Emir Ramic

President of the Congress of North American Bosniaks, Canadian Branch

Bosnian language

SAOPĆENJE KONGRESA BOŠNJAKA SJEVERNE AMERIKE, OGRANAK ZA KANADU

17. NOVEMBAR, 2011. GODINE

Historijski dan za odnose Bosne i Hercegovine i Kanade

Gospodin Brian Masse, član Kanadskog parlamenta  i sponsor Rezolucije o genocidu u Srebrenici i Bosni i Hercegovini koja je usvojena u Parlamentu Kanade, informisao je Kongres Bošnjaka Sjeverne Amerike, ogranak za Kanadu da je uspostavljena Kanadsko-bosanskohercegovačka parlamentarna grupa prijateljstva  15.11.2011 u rukovodnom sastavu:

Chair:  Mr. Dave Mackenzie, MP,

Vice Chair:  Mr. Brian Masse, MP,

Vice Chair:  Mr. Bernard Trottier, MP,

Executive Member (Treasurer):  Mrs. Nina Grewal, MP,

Executive Member:  Senator Raynell Andreychuk.

Grupa trenutno broji 26 članova Kanadskog parlamenta.

Posebnu zaslugu za formiranje Kanadsko-bosanskohercegovačke parlamentarne grupe prijateljstva imaju: Nj. E. Biljana Gutić-Bjelica, ambasadorica  Bosne i Hercegovine u Kanadi,  MP Nina Grewal i gospođa Dženita Hozo.

Takođe za formiranje Kanadsko-bosanskohercegovačka parlamentarna grupa prijateljstva  zasluge ima i bosanskohercegovačka dijaspora u Kanadi, predvođena Kongresom Bošnjaka Sjeverne Amerike i Institutom za istraživanje genocida Kanada.

Kanadsko-bosanskohercegovačka parlamentarna grupa prijateljstva će osigurati podršku Kanadskog parlamenta neophodnim političkim i ekonomskim reformama u Bosni i Hercegovini, unaprijediti saradnju Kanade i Bosne i Hercegovine, te saradnju parlamenta dviju zemalja i predstaviti vrijednosti bosanskohercegovačke države i društva u Kanadskom društvu i državi.

Poslije priznavanja bosanskog jezika u Kanadi, upotrebe narodnog imena Bošnjak u kanadskim političkim i statističkim dokumentima, usvojanja Rezolucije o genocidu u Srebrenici i Bosni i Hercegovini u Kanadskom parlamentu, formiranjem Kanadsko-bosanskohercegovačka parlamentarna grupa prijateljstva se zaokružuje, ali ne i zaustavlja proces lobiranja za bosanskohercegovačke interese u kanadskom društvu.

Prof. Emir Ramić

Predsjednik Kongresa Bošnjaka Sjeverne Amerike, Ogranak za Kanadu

Press Release as written by staff in Nina Grewal’s office

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The Letters of Appreciation

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