Quebec National Assembly passed a unanimous motion to pay tribute to Nowruz

On March 21st, 2017 the Quebec National Assembly passed a unanimous motion to pay tribute to Nowruz.

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ICC sends Nowruz cards to MPs and Senators

338 Members of Parliament and 101 Senators receive Nowruz greeting cards from the Iranian Canadian Congress.

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ICC to Toronto Sun: Discriminatory and Irresponsible Piece by Candice Malcolm

Please find attached the letter that the ICC's Policy Chair Pouyan Tabasinejad wrote on behalf of the Iranian Canadian Congress to the Toronto Sun protesting a discriminatory and irresponsible piece by Sun contributor Candice Malcolm. Toronto Sun published this letter on March 16, 2017. 

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Our New PR Chair: Tayaz Fakhri

To improve our communications and outreach activities the Board of Directors has decided to appoint Tayaz Fakhri as the new chair of the Public Relations and Communications Committee. Our PR committee is responsible for communications, media relations and outreach activities. 
 
If you would like to contact Tayaz, please email him at communications@iccongress.ca.
Sincerely, 
 
ICC Board of Directors

Renew your membership with the ICC

On Feb 22, 2017 an email was sent to individuals whose ICC membership have expired. Here is more info about this and an extension in the timeline:

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Letter to Minister Goodale: ICC is Concerned About Bill C-23, The Preclearance Act.

Here is a letter from the ICC to Minister Goodale about Bill C-23, The Preclearance Act. 

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Pouyan Tabasinejad, ICC's Policy chair on Vancouver Coop Radio With Alnoor Gova

Pouyan Tabasinejad, Policy Chair of the Iranian Canadian Congress, did an interview on Feb 20th, 2017 with Rational on Vancouver Coop Radio with Alnoor Gova about the proposed Bill S-219 "Non Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act" that is being considered in the Senate of Canada.

 Here is the interview:

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ICC Representatives at the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs

Watch the presentation by the ICC representatives at the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding the proposed "Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act". 

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The ICC Urges Senators to Reject Bill S-219, the Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act

On Feb 9, 2017 the ICC’s President, Bijan Ahmadi, and Policy Chair, Pouyan Tabasinejad, appeared before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade to present the concerns of the ICC regarding the proposed “Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act” or bill S-219. 

Here is the presentation by the representatives of the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) opposing the proposed bill S-219 (Non Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act) at the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs:

 

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Official response from the U.S. Consulate

On January 28, 2017, a day after President Trump signed the travel ban, the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) requested the U.S. Consulate in Toronto to provide a written and official clarification about the impact of the executive order on Iranian Canadians. Here is the official clarification including the details we have received from the U.S. Consulate in Toronto:
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