Canada: Prime Minister and Several Other Ministers Congratulate the 20th Anniversary of the Introduction of Falun Dafa to the Public
(Minghui.org) Since the first introduction of Falun Dafa to the public in China by Mr. Li Hongzhi on May 13, 1992, Falun Dafa has spread to over 100 countries in the world. Countless people benefit in both body and mind from practicing Faun Dafa. For the occasion of the coming May 13th, 2012, the World Falun Dafa Day, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and several other ministers wrote greeting letters to the Canada Falun Dafa Association, commending Falun Dafa’s contributions to the society. This is the 7th consecutive year the Prime Minister has written a greeting letter in recognition of Falun Dafa Day.
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, founded by Mr. Li Hongzhi, is a high-level practice of self-cultivation based on the Buddha School of teachings with the highest qualities of the universe—Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance) as the fundamental guide. Practiced by tens of millions of people around the world, Falun Dafa has been proved to be the orthodox great way of cultivation and practice to bring true practitioners towards high levels. At the same time, Falun Dafa has made an immeasurably positive effect on maintaining social stability and improving people's physical and moral standards.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper Sends Greeting Letter for the 7th Consecutive Year in Recognition of Falun Dafa Month
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
May 2, 2012
Greetings from the Prime Minister
I am pleased to extend my warmest greetings to the Falun Dafa Association of Canada as you celebrate Falun Dafa Month.
Canadians are proud to live in a nation that respects cultures and traditions from around the world. We are grateful for Canada’s shared values of openness, tolerance and the freedom of conscience and religion. These principles shape our unparalleled diversity and strengthen the foundations of your democratic society.
The festivities to mark the 20th anniversary of the introduction of Falun Dafa to the public are a testament to the remarkable unity we have achieved by embracing pluralism. I commend the Falun Dafa Association of Canada for sharing your practices and traditions with the community.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I extend my best wishes for a joyous and memorable celebration.
The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada
Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism: Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance Inspire Many Canadians
Greetings from the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism
I would like to extend my warmest greetings to all those celebrating the 20th anniversary of the introduction of Falun Dafa to the public. On behalf of the Prime Minister Stephen Harper, I would like to thank the Falun Dafa Association of Canada for taking the initiative, year after year, of organizing this wonderful event.
This important milestone offers an ideal opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the Falun Dafa practitioners who promote tolerance and harmony and who have made, and benevolence and forbearance, at the core of Falun Dafa, define Canadian pluralism and inspire many Canadians to work together to champion peace at home and around the globe.
We, as Canadians always seek to better understand each other’s cultures and traditions and we constantly look for ways to make everyone a part of the success of Canadian pluralism. As Prime Minister Stephen Harper stated: “As I travel around the world, I grow in my understanding of how uniquely blessed we truly are to live in Canada, blessed by our generous gift of resources, blessed by the limitless potential of our vast northern frontier, and blessed by our diverse peoples who have made this country a model of freedom, harmony and prosperity.”
As the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, I would like to thank the organizers of this great event for sharing with all of us the principles and philosophy of Falun Dafa.
My very best wishes for a great celebration!
The Honorable Jason Kenney, PC, MP
Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism
Chinese Canadian Member of Parliament Olivia Chow: Compassion Is Appreciated by Community
Falun Dafa Association Canada
I would like to extend my congratulations to Falun Dafa Association Canada on the occasion of 20th anniversary year efforts, compassion and commitment to your faith is appreciated by your community. I wish you a successful celebration in 2012.
Olivia Chow, MP
Minister of the Environment: Falun Dafa Has Brought Spiritual Fulfillment and Good Health to Millions of People
Falun Dafa Congratulations
March 20, 2012
It is a pleasure to offer greetings and congratulations in the celebration of two full decades of Falun Dafa – the meditation practice that has swept around the world since its introduction by Li Hongzhi on May 13th, 1992.
It has brought spiritual fulfillment and good health to millions of people ---- an estimated 100 million people in about 120 countries ---- pursuing mental and physical well-being through the gentle exercises, meditation, and virtues of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance.
Of course, even as we celebrate this 20th anniversary, we must remember the many practitioners who have been subjected to persecution for their beliefs.
Canada consistently calls on the Chinese government to protect the rights to freedom of expression, association and spiritual belief of all Chinese citizens including Falun Gong practitioners.
I commend the Falun Dafa Association of Canada for sharing your practices and traditions with all Canadians.
I extend my best wishes for yet another joyous and memorable celebration.
Peter Kent, PC, MP
President of the Treasury Board Tony Clement: Falun Dafa Practitioners Serve as an Exemplary Model to All Canadians and Indeed People Around the World
Ottawa, April 2, 2012
I am honored to send my sincere congratulations on the 20th anniversary celebration Falun Dafa Month.
Your principles of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance have guided your practitioners well and serve as an exemplary model to all Canadians and indeed people around the world in the very best example for peoples and communities to follow. Here in Canada Falun Dafa are important emissaries to share the very best of our culture and the very best of Canada.
Today, I am proud to offer my warmest congratulations of this important milestone and send my best wishes for continued celebrations for many years to come.
Tony Clement, P.C. M.P.
Minister of Labor Lisa Raitt: Your Efforts Continue to Serve as a Motivation to the Rest of Us
House of Commons
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to extend my best wishes and warm greetings to all those celebrating Falun Dafa Month here in Canada
As the Member of Parliament for Halton and the Minister of Labor, I am honored to have this opportunity to extend my best wished to all the practitioners of Falun Dafa as you gather to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this practice both here and all around the world.
Since introduced to the public in 1992, Falun Dafa has received worldwide recognition for its concerted efforts to promote peace, tolerance and harmony in society.
I want to congratulate the Falun Dafa for holding true to their principles in this current environment. Your efforts continue to serve as a motivation to the rest of us, that there should always be time made to promote good will and humanitarian acts of kindness.
I would like to extend a very special thanks to everyone who has played a role in the organization of not only this commemorative month, but also those who gather every day of the year to proactive your operations.
As you gather now to celebrate, never forget that in this often fast paced world, your actions serve as an inspiration to the rest of us teaching principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance.
Wishing you all the very best on this special occasion and health, happiness and good fortune in the year ahead
The Honorable Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Labour