Saturday , September 21 2019

Vietnamese Canadian Federation Special General Assembly, April 14, 2019

To comply with the ruling by the Supreme Court of British Columbia regarding the Vietnamese Canadian Community in Greater Vancouver Society’s petition against the 2016 to 2018 Executive Committee of the Vietnamese Canadian Federation (VCF), the Council of Presidents made up of 11 Member Associations of the VCF decided to hold a Special General Assembly to elect a new official leadership as required by the ruling.

At 2 PM (Ottawa time) on April 14, 2019, the VCF held a Special General Assembly via teleconference which was attended by 45 delegates and proxies from the following Member Associations:

– Halifax (3 delegates)

– Sherbrooke (3 delegates)

– Montreal (5 delegates)

– Ottawa (4 delegates)

– Toronto (5 delegates)

– Windsor (3 delegates)

– Manitoba (4 delegates)

– Saskatoon (3 delegates)

– Edmonton (5 delegates)

– Calgary (5 delegates)

– Vancouver (5 delegates)

Election of the Representative of the Council of Presidents and 2 Alternate Representatives for a one-year term (2019 to 2020)

The nominees were:

1) Mr. Hung Phu Mai, President of the Vietnamese Canadian Community in Greater Vancouver Society

2) Mr. Trung Thai Nguyen, Head of the Saskatoon Vietnamese Association

3) Dr. Kien Thuan Le, Head of the Vietnamese Association, Toronto

4) Dr. Ngoc Ba Dao, President of the Association of Vietnamese in Canada, Montreal Region – Communauté vietnamienne du Canada, Région de Montréal

5) Mr. Nha Van Tran, Head of the Association of Vietnamese in Sherbrooke – Association des Vietnamiens de Sherbrooke

Result: Elected were

Dr. Kien Thuan Le – Representative of the Council of Presidents of the VCF

Dr. Ngoc Ba Dao – First Alternate Representative

Mr. Nha Van Tran – Second Alternate Representative

Election of the VCF Executive Committee for a 2-year term (2019 – 2021)

Two tickets were nominated for the Executive Committee

1. Ticket 1 nominated by the Vietnamese Canadian Community in Greater Vancouver Society, was made up of:

– Dr. Khue-Tu Nguyen (delegate from the Vietnamese Canadian Community in Greater Vancouver Society) as Secretary General

– Ms. Nhiem Rain Do (delegate from the Vietnamese Canadian Community in Greater Vancouver Society) as Deputy Secretary General

– Ms. Phu Thi Bui (delegate from the Vietnamese Canadian Community in Greater Vancouver Society) as Treasurer

2. Ticket 2 nominated by the Saskatoon Vietnamese Association, was made up of:

– Mr. Dong Van Tran (delegate from the Saskatoon Vietnamese Association) as Secretary General

– Mr. Tri Minh Truong (delegate from the Vietnamese Canadian Community of Ottawa) as Deputy Secretary General

– Ms. Ha Thien Huynh (delegate from the Vietnamese Association Toronto) as Treasurer

Result: Ticket 2 elected as the VCF Executive Committee

– Mr. Dong Van Tran – Secretary General

– Mr. Tri Minh Truong – Deputy Secretary General

– Ms. Ha Thien Huynh – Treasurer

Election of the Board of Control: 2 Members for a 2-year term (2019-2021)

The Nominees were:

1. Mr. Truong Phan (delegate from the Free Vietnamese Association of Manitoba)

2. Mr. Nguyen Thanh Nguyen (delegate from the Vietnamese Association, Toronto)

3. Ms. Danh Thi Dang (delegate from the Association of Vietnamese in Canada, Montreal Region)

4. Mr. Tran Tran (delegate from the Edmonton Vietnamese Association)

5. Dr. Phuc Le Hong Tran (delegate from the Vietnamese Canadian Community of Ottawa)

6. Mr. Chien Minh Nguyen (delegate from the Association of Vietnamese in Windsor)

Result of the election for the 2 Member Board of Control:

– Mr. Tran Tran

– Dr. Phuc Le Hong Tran

The General Assembly was adjourned at 6:09 PM (Ottawa time).

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