John Cummins, M.P.

Delta-Richmond East

www.johncummins.ca

Media Advisory

 

May 6, 2005

 

HUNGER STRIKE IN FIFTH DAY

 

RICHMOND“Hiep Thien Ngo is in the fifth day of a hunger strike protesting the fisheries policies of the federal government,” said John Cummins, M.P. (Delta-Richmond East).

 

Heip Thien Ngo came to this country as an immigrant believing all Canadians are equal in the eyes of the law.  He decided to go into the fishing business, worked hard and bought a boat and licence, all in the hope of earning a living for his family. 

 

The discriminatory policies of the federal government have put Nr. Ngo out of business.

 

Raymond Chan, M.P. and Minister of State (Multiculturalism) should come down and visit Mr. Ngo at Trites Marine in Richmond and explain the discriminatory actions of his government.

 

The Media are invited to meet with Mr. Ngo at Trites Marine at 12740 Trites Road in Richmond.

 

Contact:  John Cummins, M.P.

(613) 992-2957, (cell) (604) 970-0937, (604) 940-8040

or www.johncummins.ca