Canada: Elected Officials Call for Sanctions of Human Rights Perpetrators As Persecution of Falun Gong Enters 21st Year
(Minghui.org) July 20, 2020, marks 21 years that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has persecuted Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline based on the values of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. On this day, elected officials including Members of Parliament (MP) issued video statements supporting the practitioners’ peaceful protests and to call for the sanctioning of human rights perpetrators.
Chair of Parliamentary Friends of Falun Gong Urges Canadian Government to Sanction Human Rights Perpetrators
Video statement from MP Peter Kent of Thornhill district, Chair of Parliamentary Friends of Falun Gong.
MP Peter Kent of Thornhill district, Chair of Parliamentary Friends of Falun Gong, has actively condemned the CCP’s persecution for over ten years. He spoke during a virtual rally held on July 20 and urged the Canadian government to sanction CCP officials involved in the persecution.
MP Admires Falun Gong
Video statement from MP Michael Cooper of St. Albert district of Edmonton
MP Michael Cooper of St. Albert district of Edmonton expressed his support via video and suggested the Canadian government use the Magnitsky Act to sanction human rights perpetrators.
MP Stéphane Bergeron: The CCP Violates Everyone’s Rights
Video statement from MP Stéphane Bergeron of Quebec
MP Stéphane Bergeron of the Bloc Québécois stated that the international community and the Canadian government should pay attention to the CCP’s persecution of spiritual and religious groups. He condemned the persecution and urged the CCP to end it.
MP Garnett Genius: New Code Needed to Deal with the CCP Perpetrators
Video statement from MP Garnett Genius
MP Garnett Genius stated in the video that Canada needs to pass a new code to deal with the CCP’s live organ harvesting. He expressed his support of Falun Gong.
Former Green Party Leader: We Stand with You
Video statement from former MP Elizabeth May of the Green Party
Former MP Elizabeth May of the Green Party has participated Falun Gong rallies held in front of the Parliament building several times. She said that July 20 is a gloomy date that marks the start of the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong.
(To be continued)