(Minghui.org) Canadian elected officials sent greetings and congratulatory letters to the 2013 Canada Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference, held on August 24 in Toronto. The letters expressed admiration and support for the principles of Falun Gong and wished the conference complete success.

New Democrat MPP Michael Prue stated in his letter,

“It is both a privilege and honour to extend greetings to everyone participating in the Falun Dafa National Rally.

“The thousands of Canadians who dutifully observe the principles of this ancient practice are an everyday reminder of the positive benefits of cultivating healthy bodies, minds and spirits. As millions around the world can attest, there is much to be learned from the principles of Zhen-Shan-Ren and I thank you for sharing these lessons with us.

“I extend my best wishes to the Falun Dafa Association and to all Canadian practitioners for a memorable and successful rally.

“Your hard work in drawing the world's attention about persecution of Falun Dafa members is changing attitudes around the globe.

“May your rally be productive and your cause always just.”

Toronto City Councilor John Parker also sent a congratulatory letter to the conference. He stated,

“Falun Gong (Dafa) is a practice rooted in principles of Truth, Compassion, and Tolerance.

“For reasons that no person in the free world can fully understand, practitioners of Falun Gong in China have been subjected to notoriously brutal persecution by the Communist Regime that controls that country.

“In the face of that brutal persecution, the persistent flourishing of Falun Gong serves as an inspiration to all of us. It provides clear evidence that the power of good is greater than the power of evil. It gives us confidence that the urge for freedom and justice will prevail over oppression—even in those countries where oppression is applied with unusual vigour.

“(That in fact may give us a clue as to why the Chinese Communist regime sees so much to fear in this gentle and peaceful practice.)

“Falun Gong practitioners in Canada seek only to safeguard their values and rights as Canadians. Their example in an inspiration to all Canadians, and one that grows stronger with each passing day.

“I wish you well on the occasion of today's rally. I urge you to remain firm and steadfast in the values that you so courageously advance.”