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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Premier McGuinty stumped on rights improvements in China

Last week SFT members in Ontario sent 100 faxes to Premier McGuinty's office encouraging the him to raise the issue of Tibet will China's leaders during his trade mission which wraps up on Nov 14th. CTC Toronto was also incredibly vocal in pushing the Premier to speak up about Tibet, holding a press conference and vigil at the Ontario legislature.

On Tuesday McGuinty spoke about civil rights in China with a small group of students and professors during a talk at the Tsinghua University, but failed to raise the issue of Tibet or human rights during his sole meeting with a Chinese government reprentative. Geoffrey York, a reporter with the Globe and Mail was quick to call him on it - to read the article, click here.

Let's not let McGuinty get away with this tokenistic approach to the human rights situation in Tibet and China, send him a message now expressing your disappointment at his lack of leadership on these issues.

Fax: (416) 325-3745
Email: Dalton.McGuinty@premier.gov.on.ca.

1 Comments:

  • At 11:05 AM, Blogger cold mtn said…

    In the article, it says "students and professors during a talk at the, but failed to raise the issue" and left out: Tsinghua University (where he gave the talk)...

    Anyway, thanks for the update... I don't know if McGuinty gives a damn what an american thinks but i sent him an email to express my disappointment.

     

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