(Minghui.org) May 13 is World Falun Dafa Day, this year the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction to the world. Elected officials at provincial and city levels sent greeting letters, videos, and proclamations to congratulate World Falun Dafa Day. A total of 101 letters, videos, and proclamations were received so far. The followings are letters and videos from 12 elected officials.

First row, left to right: Pierre Poilievre, candidate for Conservative Party Leader, Member of Parliament (MP) Melissa Lantsman, MP Dan Muys, and Dominic Cardy, minister of Education and Early Childhood Development in New Brunswick.Second row, left to right: Toronto City Councillor James Pasternak, Toronto City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Mayor Fred Eisenberger of the City of Hamilton, and Hamilton City Councillor Judi Partridge.Third row, left to right: Mayor Brian Bowman of Winnipeg, City Councillor Janice Lukes of Winnipeg, Mayor Christian C. Provenzano of Sault Ste. Marie, and Mayor Dan Carter of Oshawa

Letter from Pierre Poilievre, candidate for Conservative Party Leader

Mr. Poilievre stated in his letter, “The universal values of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance, which are the heart of Falun Dafa, are also ideals for Canada.

“I appreciate your contribution to bring these values to life in Canada for a more healthy, peaceful, tolerant, and compassionate society.

“In particular, I’d like to commend the Falun Dafa community’s efforts to help Canadians improve their health and manage their stress, during the pandemic, by holding free online meditation workshops that have been attended by thousands across the country.

“I am in solidarity with you in your efforts to protect your freedom facing the brutal atrocities by the Chinese communist regime in persecution of your faith.”

Video greeting from MP Melissa Lantsman

Video greeting from MP Dan Muys

Video greeting from Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development in New Brunswick

Video greeting from Toronto City Councillor James Pasternak

Message from Toronto City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam

Letter from Mayor Fred Eisenberger of Hamilton

Letter from City Councillor Judi Partridge of Hamilton

Letter from Mayor Brian Bowman of Winnipeg

Letter from City Councillor Janice Lukes of Waverley West Ward

Letter from Mayor Christian C. Provenzano of Sault Ste. Marie

Letter from Mayor Dan Carter of Oshawa

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 who have embraced the teachings—which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance—and learned the five exercises have experienced improved health and well-being.