Province: Published: Monday, April 28, 2008
I'm dismayed that a full trial will not go ahead to protect the rights of Falun Gong practitioners who have held a peaceful vigil in front of the Chinese consulate in Vancouver for the last few years.
Why don't we support these Chinese-Canadians in raising awareness about the atrocious persecution of their followers and family members?
Why would we in Vancouver go along with the harsh party-line and cave in under pressure?
It's high time our politicians said no to the Chinese Consulate and became more in touch with the needs of Vancouverites instead.
Diluting and corrupting our free speech is not the Canadian way.