Thanh Hai Ngo

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Thanh Hai Ngo
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Senator for Ontario
Assumed office
September 6, 2012
Nominated byStephen Harper
Appointed byDavid Johnston
Personal details
Born (1947-01-03) January 3, 1947 (age 72)
Political partyConservative
Alma materUniversity of Ottawa, University of Paris
Occupationeducator, citizenship judge

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 was born in South Vietnam and was an officer of Republic of Vietnam Military Forces.[1] He 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.