Canadian parliamentarians praised Falun Gong followers on May 10 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the spread of spiritual practice in Ottawa.
Liberal Party lawmaker Judy Sugro said that Falun Gong’s moral teachings are based on the beliefs of truth, compassion, and tolerance, “hope for the future,” and “Canadians want to know more.”
“Canada is very strong thanks to all of you because you are here today. And you teach us about peace, truth, forgiveness, and the respect we need to keep for each other. “She said.
The meditation method, also known as Falun Dafa, was first introduced in China in 1992 and has become widespread because it helps people’s physical and mental health. By 1999, China’s official estimates show that by 1999, this practice had attracted 70 to 100 million supporters in China alone.
“Falun Gong teaches us that we must learn how to live by the cosmic qualities of truth, compassion, and tolerance in order to achieve peace of mind, or to achieve what the Buddha called the way. Today, millions of people from all ethnic backgrounds around the world have practiced Falun Gong and improved their mental, moral and physical health.
However, Jiang Zemin, a former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader, recognized that the popularity of Falun Gong was a threat to the administration’s overall control, and in July 1999 launched a brutal persecution campaign to eradicate that practice. It started. Violent campaigns have imprisoned countless Falun Gong practitioners, forced them into forced labor, tortured them, and forced them to remove their organs.
On May 10, Falun Gong practitioners gathered in Ottawa to pay tribute to former independent lawyer David Matas, who in 2006 worked with Canadian human rights lawyer David Matas to expose the CCP’s horrific organ removal. Falun Gong practitioners said his legacy would survive.
Conservative MP Garnet Genuis, who continues to introduce parliamentary legislation and petitions against organ removal and crimes against humanity, also praised Kilgor for raising global awareness of the issue and humanity. He said a bill to fight crimes against humanity could eventually be passed in Canada.
“It was Canadians who started pushing this debate, but Canada is still lagging behind in not being able to actually adopt legislation to combat forced organ removal and trafficking,” Genuis said. Told. “Members have been trying this for 15 years and I think this will eventually be the 44th MP. There is momentum behind it. And we will eventually get it done. I think I have a timeline. “
According to Genuis, Bill S-223, introduced to the Senate by Senator Salma Ataullahjan, will be debated in the House of Commons on May 13.
“This will join the communities of countries where Canada has finally been strengthened as a government and has worked hard to combat forced organ removal and trafficking,” he said. He added that he needed a foreign human rights-oriented foreign policy. The CCP is increasingly implementing state-backed intervention in Canada to “interfere with the lives of those who defend justice and human rights.”
Genuis also read a greeting from Candice Bergen, a conservative interim leader. He said Falun Gong practitioners helped “encourage and cheer up” the community with values of truth, compassion, and tolerance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conservative MP Scott Reed, who said some Falun Gong practitioners helped escape from communist China and settle in Canada, said the administration has tightened control over its people and rescued them over the last decade. Said that it made it much more difficult.
“I regret that the success I was able to participate in is now in the distant past. We had some family ties in this country, Falun Gong practitioners with connections to Canada early on. Reed said he had great success in getting people out of prison in China and helping them come here as model citizens ever since.
“In the last decade, the success has been much less, and that’s because the Chinese regime [People’s Republic of China] It is no longer possible to accept international opinions as it once was. I regret the change very much. And over time, I hope that the people who currently run China will learn from the examples you have set up. You are faithful to the traditional values of the Chinese civilization. “
Reed’s longtime staff Melissa Lantzmann, now a Conservative member of Thornhill, Ontario, launched a brutal campaign again in 1999 after the CCP actually encouraged the practice of Falun Gong in China. Said that he did.
“On this solemn day, on this anniversary, we acknowledge the resilience, strength, and patience of the millions of Falun Gong practitioners still threatened by the Chinese Communist government. We commend their efforts and practices to practice their religion in the face of constant fear and threatening campaigns, both in China and here and here in Canada, “she said.
Tory lawmaker Michael Cooper, who has voiced opposition to the Chinese Communist Party administration, also expressed his support for Falun Gong learners on May 10, and CCP officials to the Canadian government under a law similar to the Magnitsky Act of the United States. Asked to impose sanctions. Participate in crime.
“Falun Dafa is good. It’s a movement that has reassured millions of practitioners around the world. And despite being the greatest power of mankind, for the past 23 years we have been brutal. I’ve seen a systematic and relentless campaign to eradicate Falun Gong by the evil Chinese communist regime, “he said. “”And make it clear that I and all my colleagues are in solidarity with you and with all Falun Gong practitioners surrounded by the Chinese Communist Party administration who have committed serious crimes against humanity. ”
“We must not give up until the person in charge is held accountable … And that’s why it’s important for the Government of Canada to impose Magnitsky sanctions on Chinese Communist Party officials responsible for these serious crimes and serious human rights abuses. “
Cooper’s call for Magnitsky sanctions against the CCP was endorsed by his colleague James Bezan. He said he was proud to introduce a similar law to Parliament of Canada.
“These Falun Gong practitioners do not deserve to be deprived of human rights. They do not deserve to be denied freedom of religion and association. They are used for this rough idea of human experimentation and organ removal. It’s not worth it, it has to stop, “Bezin said.
“One of the things I’m very proud of during my tenure is raising the Sergei Magnitsky Act to seek explanations, name and shame on these serious human rights abusers and corrupt foreign civil servants. I was able to sanction them and keep them from violating basic human rights. “
Several other conservative lawmakers, including Arnold Biersen, Anna Roberts, and Larry Brock, also celebrated the 30th anniversary of Falun Gong.
Fiazen, who is now a member of the House of Commons’ International Human Rights Subcommittee, said he defended Falun Gong practitioners and made many petitions to fight forced organ removal in China, like his colleague Genuis. increase.
“I would like to thank the Falun Gong practitioners for their support,” he said. “On behalf of those suffering from forced organ removal, I would like to thank all the petitions you make to us so that we can continue to raise the issue over and over again. increase.”
MP’s assistant Chris Wakentin also came to the rally on May 10 to share his greeting card with members of the spiritual group.
Tory Rep. John Brassard also sent a video of his greetings to Falun Gong practitioners, stating that the practice was “good” in Chinese.
“Falun Dafa is good, Falun Dafa Hao [good].. Falun Dafa was founded in China 30 years ago by the principles of honesty, compassion and tolerance. Unfortunately, many Chinese practitioners are still facing oppression and persecution by the Communist Party. Many Canadians practicing Falun Gong are truly grateful that many arrive as refugees fleeing persecution in China and enjoy national freedom, diversity and compassionate support in Canadian society, and are part of the community. I’m proud to be there. Call Canada their hometown here. “
Before the rally, hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners marched in a parade with a live band from the capital. The group also celebrated the anniversary with a greeting to Li Hongzhi, the founder of arts, music performances, and spiritual practice.