National action needed on Tibet

I am writing to you both as my prime minister and member of Parliament to ask for the Canadian government’s support of the Tibetan people.

Dear Prime Minister Harper and M.P. Colin Mayes:

Dec. 10, 2012 was International Human Rights Day and I am writing to you both as my prime minister and member of Parliament to ask for the Canadian government’s support of the Tibetan people who are living under the brutal military occupation of their country by China.

As of today, more than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated for the cause of Tibetan freedom.  These are Buddhist monks, nuns, nomads and farmers, young and old. They have carried out these acts to bring the world’s attention to the dire situation in Tibet, where  people are being denied religious freedom to practise their Buddhist religion.  Tibetans are being tortured and imprisoned for having a photo of his holiness the Dalai Lama, for speaking his name or calling for freedom for Tibet.  These non-violent protesters, unlike suicide bombers, are killing only themselves in a very painful and shocking manner. And, as of today, it doesn’t look like it will stop soon, unless the governments of the powerful countries of the world take a stand against China and condemn them for what they are doing in Tibet.

How can the Canadian government stand by and do nothing while these horrors are being perpetrated on Tibetans, and in fact ratify trade deals with the world’s greatest oppressor, China?

I am asking my government to please support Tibet before the entire culture and people go up in flames.  Please tell me what you plan to do to help these oppressed people and put an end to these shocking acts of self-immolation? Please make a stand against the government of the Peoples Republic of China and refuse to do business with them until they allow autonomy for Tibet.


Joan V. Chadwick

Just Posted

Mobile Mammograms coming to Salmon Arm

The truck will be in town from April 11-15

Changes to dog ban on foreshore approved

Time of Salmon Arm prohibition will be two weeks later in spring

Parcel tax jump coming to combat city’s poor road rating

Salmon Arm paved road grade drops below 50, transportation parcel tax may increase by $30

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: A mix of sun and cloud, potential showers

Environment Canada predicts showers today will go away to allow for sun later in the week.

Small slide reaches highway’s edge east of Canoe

Ministry to monitor site, otherwise no concerns reported in area

The good, bad and the unknown of Apple’s new services

The announcements lacked some key details, such as pricing of the TV service

Wildfires from last year can cause hot spots in Okanagan

Kelowna - Most overwintering fires will occur well within the original fire’s perimeter.

Stranger climbs onto B.C. family’s second-floor balcony, lights fire in barbecue

Incident in Abbotsford terrifies family with two-year-old boy

Harbour Air to convert to all-electric seaplanes

Seaplane company to modify fleet with a 750-horsepower electric motor

‘Planet of the Geese’: Okanagan city’s parks a muck with goose poop

Off leash dogs proposed as a suggestion to cleaning up the mess

Protecting natural habitat: Okanagan provincial park expands its borders

19 hectares of protected land has been added to Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park in Kelowna

VIDEO: Teenage girl was person killed in three-vehicle crash in Coquitlam

Police are investigating the fatal crash at Mariner Way and Riverview Crescent

Sailings cancelled after BC Ferries boat hits Langdale terminal

The Queen of Surrey is stuck on the dock, causing delays to Horseshoe Bay trips

Okanagan Fest of Ale promises to be bigger and better

A record breaking 75 breweries are now confirmed to participate at the annual event in Penticton

Most Read