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Liberal, NDP MPs resign from Canada-Myanmar Parliamentary Friendship Group after chair notifies members about pro-Myanmar government rally on the Hill

By Abbas Rana      

Both MPs resigned after chair and Conservative MP Bruce Stanton sent an email to Parliamentarians that appeared to endorse a pro-Myanmar government rally on the Hill.

Liberal MP Chandra Arya and NDP MP David Christopherson resigned from the Canada-Myanmar Parliamentary Friendship Group two weeks ago. The Hill Times file photographs
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PARLIAMENT HILL—One Liberal and an NDP MP resigned from the Canada-Myanmar Parliamentary Friendship Group after Conservative MP Bruce Stanton, chair of the friendship group, sent out an email informing members about a pro-Myanmar government rally, adding the Myanmar community would “greatly appreciate your attendance and support.” First-term Liberal MP Chandra Arya (Nepean, Ont.), and five-term NDP MP David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre, Ont.) told The Hill Times they resigned after Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North, Ont.) sent the email to

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