November 1, 2002

Dear Prime Minister,

It has been brought to my awareness that family members of Falun Gong practitioners here in Canada are currently imprisoned and tortured in forced labour camps or have "disappeared" in China for maintaining their belief. These Falun Gong practitioners in Canada need urgent intervention from our government to help rescue their loved ones before it is too late.

Our government was the first to speak up against the president of China's persecution and has succeeded in the rescue of three Falun Gong practitioners from China in the last two years. It is important that we continue to send a clear message to the President of China that we do not agree with the persecution of people who have proven themselves peaceful worldwide, and that this persecution that is going into its fourth year must end now. It will be appropriate that such a message be clearly and publicly articulated at every opportunity, especially to dignitaries from China.

Yours sincerely,

Sharleen Stewart
International Canadian Vice President