(Clearwisdom.net) May 13, 2009 is the seventeenth anniversary of the introduction of Falun Dafa to the public. It is also the 10th Annual World Falun Dafa Day. Members of Parliament of Canada sent letters of greeting and congratulations for World Falun Dafa Day, in recognition of the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and in commendation of Falun Dafa practitioners for their dedicated contribution to Canadian society and for their perseverance in the face of persecution in China..
Minister of Natural Resources, Lisa Raitt: Benefits to Society as a Whole
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to extend my best wishes and warm greetings to all those commemorating Falun Dafa Month here in Canada.
As a Member of Parliament for Halton, I am honored to have this opportunity to extend my best wishes to all the practitioners of Falun Dafa as you gather to celebrate the 17th anniversary of this practice both here in Canada and all around the world.
Since its introduction to the public in 1992 by its founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi, Falun Dafa has received worldwide recognition for its concerted efforts to promote harmony, tolerance and empathy in society. During the past years, Falun Dafa month has been celebrated and received thousands of awards and proclamations, acknowledging it for the benefits, both spiritual and physical, that it has provided to its practitioners as well as the society as a whole.
A very special thanks to everyone who has played a part in the organization of not only this special event, but also to those involved in your daily operations. As you gather to celebrate the past, never forget that in this often fast paced world, you serve as an inspiration to the rest of us teaching the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Patience.
Wishing you all the very best on this special occasion,
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P.
Member of Parilament for Halton
Minister of Natural Resources
Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney: Thank You for Your Dedicated Contribution to Canadian Society
Greetings from the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism
I am pleased to extend my warmest greetings to those recognizing May 2009 as Falun Dafa Month. I would like to take this opportunity to express my best wishes to Falun Gong practitioners across Canada, and thank you for your dedicated contribution to Canadian Society.
As you celebrate the 19th anniversary of the introduction of Falun Dafa to the public on May 13th, I welcome you to reflect on the significance of the teachings of Mr. Li Hongzhi, and the virtues of truth, compassion and forbearance that those teachings emphasize.
I am proud to live in a country that embraces diversity and champions the values of democracy, freedom, human rights and the rule of the law. For many years, Falun Gong practitioners have contributed to Canadian diversity. By organizing and participating in Falun Dafa Month celebrations in communities across the country, we are all given the opportunity to share and appreciate the various traditions of our families, friends and neighbours. Canada is a great pluralistic success story, but it is contributions like these that help make that story even better.
Thank you, and best wishes for a wonderful celebration.
The Honourable Jason Kenney, PC, MP
Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism
Chair of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, Gary Schellenberger: Creating a More Tolerant Society
Falun Dafa Month
I am writing to offer my best wishes to the practitioners of Falun Dafa on the occasion of your 17th Anniversary and as you celebrate Falun Dafa Month.
Falun Dafa practitioners are to be congratulated for their concerted efforts worldwide and for their commitment to the universal ideals of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance.
I would also like to pay special recognition to the work being done by the Falun Dafa Association of Toronto and the other affiliated associations across Canada.
Thank you for your contribution to our diversity and for creating a more tolerant society.
Gary Schellenberger, MP
Critic for International Cooperation, Glen Pearson: Congratulations to all Followers for Their Perseverance in the Face of Persecution
April 20, 2009
Dear Members of the Falun Dafa Association of Toronto,
On the occasion of the 17th anniversary of World Falun Dafa day, I would like to extend my most sincere congratulations and support to all Falun Gong Practitioners around the world and those here within Canada.
Emphasizing the principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance, Falun Dafa has committed itself to peace and harmony of the universe, bringing more tolerance to all peoples around the globe.
With over 100 million practitioners worldwide, I would like to congratulate all followers for their perseverance in the face of persecution and their ever-lasting commitment to humanity.
Member of Parliament
London North Centre
Critic for International Cooperation
Barry Devolin, MP: The Goodness You Provide for People Is Recognized Worldwide
Falun Dafa Association
May 13th, 2009
As the Member of Parliament for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, it is an honour to extend personal congratulations and my heartfelt best wishes as you celebrate your 17th Anniversary.
This truly is an occasion to celebrate. Falun Dafa can be justifiably proud of their good works, honesty, integrity, and unselfishness. The goodness you provide for people is recognized worldwide.
Best wishes for many years of continued success.
Barry Devolin, M.P.