On the eve of International Human Rights Day, a panel of lawmakers and human rights lawyers and advocates went online to examine the Chinese Communist Party’s systematic countrywide rights violations against the Falun Gong spiritual practice and its consequences for Canada-China policy.

The ruthless and relentless atrocities carried out in the persecution of Falun Gong has been largely ignored by the West for over two decades. Such silence has not only denied the tens of millions of Falun Gong adherents one of their few forms of protection—international pressure. Silence has also emboldened communist China to escalate aggressions toward its victims and those in both China and Canada who protest against the atrocities.

Topics included:

  • How Canada can end the impunity to human rights violations that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials enjoy, as well as the intimidation and harassment activities of the Party in Canada.
  • The insights that the persecution of Falun Gong and its practitioners’ resistance can offer into the nature of the CCP and the means to best counter its threat to Canada and the West.
  • Why the Falun Gong human rights issue should be an integral part of Canada-China policy formulation.

Falun Dafa Association of Canada
Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

Parliamentary Sponsor:
Parliamentary Friends of Falun Gong of Canada