(Minghui.org) May 13, 2021 is the 22nd World Falun Dafa Day and the 29th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction. Elected officials from throughout Canada have sent letters or videos to honor the occasion. 

Elected officials who sent letters in honor of World Falun Dafa Day.From left to right, top row: Lieutenant Governor Antoinette Perry of Province of Prince Edward Island, Hon. Candice Bergen, Federal Member of Parliament (MP), Senator Thanh Hai Ngo, and MP Ted FalkSecond row: MP Kyle Seeback, Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP), MPP France Gélinas, and MPP Amy Fee

Lieutenant Governor of Province of Prince Edward Island: Commending Practitioners’ Contribution to the World

Lieutenant Governor Antoinette Perry of the Province of Prince Edward Island stated in her letter, “On behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, I commend you for your promoting peace in the world, especially through your teachings on the universal human values of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance.” 

Letter from Lieutenant Governor Antoinette Perry of Province of Prince Edward Island

Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Enrich the Lives of Practitioners

MP Hon. Candice Bergen stated in her letter, “The past year has been a time of uncertainty and struggle for many. However, I know that Falun Dafa’s values of truthfulness, harmony, compassion and tolerance have guided and enriched the lives of many thousands of practitioners these difficult times.” 

Letter from MP Hon. Candice Bergen 

Support for Falun Dafa 

Senator Thanh Hai Ngo stated in his letter, “Falun Dafa is an ancient practice that transcends barriers and embraces people from all walks of life – guided by principles of “Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance”. Sadly, innocent practitioners of this peaceful discipline continue to be persecuted on ethnic or religious grounds by the Chinese Communist Party. We must continue to stand in solidarity with adherents of Falun Dafa and all other oppressed religious minority groups, such as Tibetans and Uighurs.”

Letter from Senator Thanh Hai Ngo

Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Are Bedrock Values of a Truly Free and Democratic Society

MP Ted Falk stated in his letter, “Falun Gong shares similar values with my own Christian faith: truthfulness, benevolence, forbearance, and living in peace with one another.

“These are not only the hallmarks of our two diverse belief systems but also the bedrock values of a truly free and democratic society.” 

Letter from MP Ted Falk

Appreciation for Falun Gong Values

MP Kyle Seeback stated in his letter, “Today, Canadians across the country join you in celebrating the many contributions the Canadian Falun Dafa community has made to Canada while continuing to honor the values of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.” 

Letter from MP Kyle Seeback

MPP Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy stated in his letter, “I join with your family, friends, and colleagues in wishing you much joy celebrating. I commend you for all you have done to promote the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.” 

Letter from MPP Hon. Peter BethlenfalvyLetter from MPP France Gélinas

Letter from MPP Amy Fee

Background: What Is Falun Dafa?

Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people have embraced the teachings—which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance as well as five gentle exercises—and experienced uplifted health and well-being.

Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline's growing popularity as a threat to the CCP's atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, issued an order to ban the practice.

Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 22 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. More have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.

There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply the organ transplant industry.

Under Jiang's personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organization with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.

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Category: Dafa Day Recognition