Thanh Hai Ngo

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Thanh Hai Ngo
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Senator for Ontario
Assumed office
September 6, 2012
Nominated by Stephen Harper
Appointed by David Johnston
Personal details
Born (1947-01-03) January 3, 1947 (age 72)
Political party Conservative
Alma mater University of Ottawa, University of Paris
Occupation educator, citizenship judge
Profession politician

Thanh Hai Ngo (Ngô Thanh Hải; born January 3, 1947 in Vietnam) is a Conservative Party of Canada Senator representing Ontario. He was nominated by Governor General David Johnston on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He is the first Canadian Senator of Vietnamese descent to sit in the Senate of Canada.

Ngô Thanh Hải was born in South Vietnam, was a former officer of Republic of Vietnam Military Forces.[1] and moved to Canada in 1975 after fleeing Vietnam via Malaysia.[2]

He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Paris and Bachelor and a Master of Education from the University of Ottawa.[2] Until his appointment to the Senate in 2012, he had been a citizenship judge from 2007 to 2012.


  1. ^ Phỏng vấn Thượng nghị sĩ Canada Ngô Thanh Hải, RFI, 2.1.2013
  2. ^ a b Upper House Watch: Five new senators headed for the Red Chamber, CBCnews, September 7, 2012, Accessed September 7, 2012
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