Canadian Lawmakers Send Letters of Congratulations for Falun Dafa Day
(Minghui.org) More Canadian law makers have sent letters to Canada Falun Dafa Association, praising how Master Li Hongzhi and Falun Dafa practitioners have enriched Canadian society. They also pledge to support efforts to protect freedom of belief and end the persecution of Falun Dafa in China. Several Ministers within Canada's federal government have also sent letters of support, and fifteen other Members of Parliament and Senators attended a rally in support of Falun Dafa on Parliament Hill.
Leaders of the Green Party:
Green Party leaders support Falun Dafa's “ongoing peaceful efforts to uphold human rights and dignity in the fact of state-led persecution and atrocities committed against Falun Dafa members in China.”
Chair of House Standing Committee on National Defence:
Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights:
“The month long celebration is an opportunity to reflect on the introduction of Falun Dafa and adherence to the values. This celebration is an opportunity to remember the important contributions of Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa.”
MP Judy Sgro:
MP Roxanne James:
“Through their core principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance, the Falun Dafa have shown their courage of conviction and continued perseverance in the face of adversity. Their encouragement of tolerance and harmony provide a positive and lasting impact here in Canada, as well as around the world.”
MP Lawrence Toet:
MP Costas Menegakis:
“In Canada's view, freedom of religion or belief, including the ability to worship in peace and security, is a universal human right. Canada is concerned about the state of religions freedom in China, and we raise it bilaterally and through our multilateral institutions as a matter of course.”
MP David Anderson:
“On the 23rd anniversary of Falun Dafa, we are reminded tht many believers around the world face tremndous danger because of their faith. Our government and the Office of Religions Freedom will continue to stand for the protection and promotion of religions freedom at home and abroad.”
Parliament members, Kevin Lamoureux and Rod Bruinooge also sent letters, expressing their support for Falun Dafa practitioners' peaceful resistance and appreciation for their contributions.