TORONTO - The Estonian Central Council in Canada, in partnership with the Baltic Federation of Canada, invites all communit members to participate in a unique discussion about Russian disinformation in Canada and Canada's role in NATO's mission Reassurance in Latvia with Hon. John McKay, MP for Scarbourough-Guildwood.
Mr McKay made international headline in early October when he raised the issue of Kremlin proxy groups during a debate about Canada's recently adopted Sergei Magnitsky Law. Mr. McKay's speech was so unique and powerful that it was reported in the New York Times and other international media.
"There are few public officials who have taken such a strong stand against the Kremlin's attempts to manipulate Canadian issues and policy," said Estonian Central Council President, Marcus Kolga. "Mr. McKay’s support for Canada’s participation and leadership in NATO’s Baltic mission has been unwavering. As Chairman of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security Mr. McKay will no doubt, have some very special insights into cyber security and disinformation threats.”
February 17, 2017
The Estonian Central Council board met on February 13, 2017 and decided to recognize five people who have been valuable through their support, assistance and represention to the Estonian community in Canada.
Board members who took part in the decisions were Anne Liis Keelmann, Helgi Leesment, Marta Kivik, Reet Marten Sehr, Mart Leppik, Paul Läänemets, Taavi Tamtik ja Tõnu Altosaar.
Award of Merit will be awarded to :
Robert Kingsep, Victoria (B.C.) ; Brigid (Soide) Zurock, Vancouver (B.C.), Erika Ülle Kessa, Toronto (ON), Eve Järve, Toronto (ON), Uno Roose, Toronto (ON).
As the Republic of Estonia approaches its 100th anniversary of independence we can celebrate our nation's many accomplishments and its emergence as a leader among European nations. Despite the many geopolitical uncertainties that have emerged over the past few years, Estonia's future and that of our community in Canada remain bright.
Estonia's pioneering advancements in the areas of IT and cyber security continue to be admired around the world and respect for Estonia's method of e-governance and transparency continue to grow around the world.
While certain NATO member states have been criticized for not contributing the prescribed 2% of GDP to defence, Estonia remains among only a handful of members to do so.
In Canada, our community continues to be a leader among other European communities and EKN has become a well respected voice on regional security and human rights issues, participating in high level defense discussions and leading the charge to sanction Russian human rights violators.
The Estonian Central Council met at Tartu College October 2 to review EKN's achievements and challenges over the past six months and updated committee work with the participation of leaders from Estonian-Canadian organizations.
The Council adopted an intense agenda for the next year which will include continued advocacy for community issues at all three levels of government and in the media, as well as ongoing facilitation of community collaboration and communication.
The council meeting was chaired by EKN executive member and Youth Council leader Mihkel Kütti and included an overview of EKN's current and planned activities by EKN President Marcus Kolga and a review of the organization's financial status by Treasurer, Kairi Taul.
Pühapäeval, 2. oktoobril 2016.a toimus Torontos Tartu College'i suures saalis järjekordne Eestlaste Kesknõukogu Kanadas (EKN) täiskogu koosolek. Koosolekust osa võtma oli kogunenud hulk täiskogu liikmeid, kes osalesid aktiivselt nii täiskogu kui ka sellel järgnenud komisjonide töös. Täiskogu olid kuulama kogunenud ka mitmete organisatsioonide esindajad, kes hiljem osalesid samuti aktiivselt komisjonide tegevuses. Pikemalt EKN täiskogul toimunust järgmise nädala Eesti Elus.
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