CNAB Calls on Diaspora to Strengthen Canada – Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentary Friendship Group (CBiHPF Group)

Congress of North American Bosniaks, Canada Branch (CNABC) Calls on Diaspora to Strengthen Canada – Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentary Friendship Group (CBiHPF Group)

CNABC is pleased to inform you that we are now working with the Bosnian diaspora in Canada to encourage all Members of Canadian Parliament to join the CBiHPF Group.  The CBiHPF Group will be a powerful force for the good of Canada and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It aims to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, direct attention to the needs of Bosnian – Canadians, and present the values of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Canadian society.

The Group’s Executive currently consists of five Parliamentarians and longstanding friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Chair:  MP Dave MacKenzie

Vice Chair:  MP Brian Masse

Vice Chair:  MP Bernard Trottier

Executive Member:  MP Nina Grewal

Executive Member:  Senator Raynell Andreychuk

In addition, close to 30 Parliamentarians have confirmed their membership in the Group, and this number is growing.

We are encouraging voting citizens who support a democratic and prosperous Bosnia and Herzegovina to be proactive on this issue by contacting their Member of Parliament and asking them to join the CBiHPF Group. We hope that the Bosnian diaspora in Canada will now actively engage in the Group’s activities.

For more information, please visit: www.bosniak.org/

How do I get my Member of Parliament to join the CBiHPF Group?

1.           First you need to find out who is your Member of Parliament. You may find this information on the Parliament of Canada website at: www.parl.gc.ca/Default.aspx?Language=E

2.           Contact your local Member’s Constituency Office by e-mail, mail, telephone or fax, and ask them to join the Group.

3.           Follow up. You must remember to be persistent. It does not hurt to follow up.

Sample letter for your use:

(Date)

Mr. / Mrs. (full name)

(address of your Member of Parliament)

Dear MP (surname of member),

My name is (your name and surname) and as your constituent from (your place of residence), I am writing to ask you to join the newly formed Canada – Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentary Friendship Group (CBiHPF Group). Joining this Group will help demonstrate that you deeply care about issues important to your Bosnian-Canadian voters. Today, there are more than 50.000 Bosnian–Canadians living in Canada, and as you know, many of those live in your riding.

In recent years, the Government of Canada has played an integral role in the promotion of good governance, peace keeping, as well as the strengthening of state-level institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. With your support and membership in the CBiHPF Group we can continue to build stronger bilateral relations between Canada and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and further assist Bosnia and Herzegovina as it continues to mature and prosper.

The Group’s Executive currently consists of five Parliamentarians and longstanding friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Chair: MP Dave MacKenzie

Vice Chair: MP Brian Masse

Vice Chair: MP Bernard Trottier

Executive Member: MP Nina Grewal

Executive Member: Senator Raynell Andreychuk

In addition, close to 30 Parliamentarians have confirmed their membership in the Group, and this number is growing.

Should you have any questions on how to become a member of the Canada-Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentary Friendship Group please have your staff contact the CBiHPF Group directly at cbihpfg@gmail.com .

I sincerely hope you will join this bipartisan Group as a committed supporter of a free, democratic, and sovereign Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as of your local Bosnian-Canadian community.

Thank you in advance for joining the Canada – Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentary Friendship Group.

Sincerely,

(your full name)

(your signature)

(your address of residence)

Contact the CNABC

Phone:     905 385 3606 (Canadian office)
Website:  http://www.bosniak.org/

Email: cnab.canada@bosniak.org

Write to CNABC
7. Southside Place, #6, Hamilton, Ontario, L9C 6W7, Canada