House of Commons
Ottawa, Canada

September 5 2001

The Honorable John Manley
Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ottawa, Ontario

Mr. Minister,

Over the past few weeks I have had the pleasure of having a meeting with a group of representatives of Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa). I hurry to show you my support of their cause aiming at the respect of human rights.

The repression to which this group is the victim must be denounced and I suggest to transmit to the Chinese government a message that this practice be ended. I thus ask you to intervene and to apply pressure so that this group of people can exercise the expression of their freedom.

I thank you for the interest given to this letter, which I permit myself to send a copy to the Prime Minister, Mr. Jean Chretien. I wish you, Mr. Minister, all the best.

Jean-Yves Roy, MP
MP for Matapédia-Matane, Québec, Canada