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SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

The first Estonian elected to the House of Commons, the Hon. Peter Van Loan, is retiring as a Member of Parliament today. The Estonian Central Council in Canada (EKN) congratulates Peter on his accomplished parliamentary career representing York-Simcoe over the past fourteen years. Already an EKN Gold Medal of Merit recipient, we sincerely thank him for all he has done for the Estonian community in Canada. Our community is losing an important supporter in Ottawa.

Toronto-  In light of recent misinformation circulating about some books that were apparently discovered in a dumpster behind Estonian House,  The Estonian Central Council in Canada would like to clarify its responsibilities and future of the Central Archives, currently housed in the basement of the Estonian House.

Toronto- The Estonian Central Council in Canada, representing nearly 40,000 Canadians of Estonian heritage, is encouraged by a letter that was sent to Lithuanian MEP, Inese Vaidere by Walmart, declaring that they would remove all products that display Soviet symbols.