(TibetanReview.net, Mar13’21) – Issuing a statement on the 62nd Tibetan National Uprising day, Canada’s Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Erin O’Toole, has paid tribute to “the brave women and men who sacrificed their lives for the just cause of Tibet”.
He has expressed support for the nonviolent struggle of the Tibetan people for genuine autonomy, human rights, and justice for the past 62 years, without either malice or compromise.
He has called the decades-long Tibetan struggle, “a great testament to the steadfastness and virtue that characterize His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people.”
He has expressed commitment as a leader of the Conservative party of Canada to safeguard religious freedom and protection of human rights for those oppressed and facing abuses.
“Conservatives have urged China to stop the persecution of people who practice their religion or belief including Catholics, other Christians, Tibetans, Uyghurs, and Falun Dafa practitioners, including [the] genocide of the Uyghur people.”
And he has made it clear that “In a time when freedom of religion and belief is under increasing threat internationally, Canada must stand behind those who advocate for religious freedom.”