Canada’s bilateral relations with Hong Kong reflect longstanding and comprehensive political, commercial and people-to-people ties. In addition to deep-rooted historical ties, there are 300,000 Canadians currently working and living in Hong Kong. Canada and Hong Kong share universal values such as the rule of law, individual freedoms and human rights.
The protests happening in Hong Kong right now is not just a Hong Kong struggle, but part of a wider battle between democracy and authoritarianism.
At this time, two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are still being detained in China. Canada must stand up against the corrosive effects of authoritarianism before it is too late.
As a Canadian, you can:
- Demand the Canadian government to impose Magnitsky-style sanctions on those persons responsible for, or complicit in, suppressing Hongkongers’ human rights and freedoms;
- Ask the Canadian government to condemn violations of human rights committed by Hong Kong Police Force;
- Demand the local police and the RCMP to identify the people who interfere and threaten our rallies and take the appropriate legal actions;
- Ask the Canadian government to continue to put pressure on China for the release of all the detained Canadians;
- Monitor any foreign intervention to Canadian democratic institutions and propose legislation to regulate organizations that receive funding from foreign governments and its agents;
- Tell your Canadian friends and families who are living overseas that they can now vote again. Elect candidates who have similar values as and support Hong Kong.
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