EXCERPT FROM DAVID KILGOUR’S SPEECH ON CHINA – INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

by David Kilgour Speech given at the International Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF)-Japan and the Institute for Peace Policies (IPP). Keio Plaza Hotel. Tokyo, 16 Nov 2016 A fairly recent Nanos opinion survey across Canada indicated that 76 per cent of Canadians distrust the government in Beijing. I wonder what a similar…

GLOBAL MEDIA OUTLETS FEATURE NEW CHINA TRANSPLANT STATISTICS

An unprecedented new report by a team of relentless investigators was published on June 22, 2016. The basis of the report is a meticulous examination of the transplant programs of hundreds of hospitals in China, drawing on media reports, official propaganda, medical journals, hospital websites and a vast amount of deleted websites found in archive. It…

DAVID KILGOUR SPEAKS AT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

NOTES FOR REMARKS ON NEW UPDATE ON ‘BLOODY HARVEST’ AND ‘THE SLAUGHTER’ Hon. David Kilgour, J.D. European Parliament, Brussels 29 June, 2016 For at least 15 years across China, there has been regime-sanctioned pillaging and trafficking in the vital organs of prisoners of conscience—overwhelmingly from practitioners of Falun Gong, but also Tibetans, Uyghurs and house…

Governance and Corruption

BY DAVID KILGOUR Second Annual Anti-Corruption Symposium of Canadians for Accountability in partnership. University of Ottawa 7 May 2016 The respected international NGO Transparency International (TI), which confronts corruption worldwide, is correct that none anywhere should be above the law or abuse voter-entrusted power for private gain. Corruption poses a threat to democracies and the…

Working with China: U.S. needs to push back against China’s growing dominance

By David Kilgour | David vs. David Diplomats, politicians and business leaders sometimes overlook that China is its peoples, cultures and history far more than its unelected government. The criticisms many of us at home and abroad make are of the party-state governance, not the long-suffering citizens. Mao remains the overarching governance icon. Jung Chang and…

Rally Commemorating 15 Years of Falun Gong Persecution by party-state in China 

By Hon David Kilgour

Embassy of China, 515 St. Patrick St. Ottawa
17 July 2014

Thanks to Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada, Paul Li, a survivor of the persecution, and to all of you for coming today to protest the crimes against humanity that have now continued for 15 years against Falun Gong practitioners across China.

Photo: Alex Neve of Amnesty International speaking at Chinese embassy in Ottawa on commemoration of 15 years of persecution of Falun Gong.

This event is part of a global mobilization marking the persecution of Falun Gong in China launched on July 20, 1999. I understand that vigils will be held across Canada and in various other rule of law countries around the world in front of Chinese embassies and consulates marking this day of shame.

Taiwan, China And Governance

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A lecture at the Taiwanese-Canada Association of Ottawa

It was a privilege to revisit Taipei in early April to support the “Sunflower Movement” and its well-founded concerns about Taiwan as a democratic and sovereign nation. Permit me to mention some points I made outside the Legislative Yuan:

  • Public support for the Sunflower coalition of students, academics, civic organizations grew increasingly during three weeks of protest; one estimate was that a half million persons joined one support rally.
  • Taiwan has become one of the strongest practitioners of multi-party democracy, pluralism, the rule of law, human dignity/equality, freedom of speech/assembly and independent media in Asia; this must not be lost now or ever.
  • The occupation of the Legislative Yuan was precipitated by a trade-in- services agreement with China–both its substance and the undemocratic way the Ma government attempted to ram it through without due legislative consideration. Legislator Chang Ching-chung, the KMT chairman of a legislative committee, declared the clause-by-clause review of the pact completed after 30 seconds—a flagrant abuse of the Yuan’s procedural rules.

Tiananmen Square In Context

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In the spring of 1989, following the death of the former reform-minded Party Secretary Hu Yaobang, hundreds of thousands of Beijing residents took their complaints about widespread party corruption and other governance issues to the streets. Shielded by the presence of numerous foreign journalists covering the visit to China’s capital by then President Mikhail Gorbachev of Russia, many also demanded democracy, the rule of law and freedom of media. Their courage inspired demonstrations in 80 cities across the country, and estimates that about 100 million persons from all walks of life participated in the protests.

Then paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, who had twice been purged by hard-liner Mao and thus might have become a bridge to post-communism, pluralism and representative government, like his visitor Gorbachev, tragically opted instead to characterize events as a “counterrevolutionary riot.” Wuer Kaixi, one of the protest leaders, noted, “We repeatedly communicated to senior levels of the government that if they wished the students to withdraw they had to ‘give them a ladder to stand down’… or else they would not go.”

Statement to all-party Health Committee of Greek Parliament about organ pillaging

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By Hon. David Kilgour, JD.

Athens June, 4, 2014

Mr. Chairman and honourable members,

It is a pleasure to be back in Greece, where your nation has had such a profound influence on so many of the world’s civilizations, including their philosophy, literature, art, sculpture, theatre, music and governance during about thirty centuries.

Falun Gong Persecution

Falun Gong (or Falun Dafa) is a spiritual discipline which seeks to improve body and ethics. It contains features of traditional systems, like Chinese Qigong, Buddhism and Daoism (Taoism), combined with a set of gentle exercises. Because it grew astonishingly rapidly across China from its inception in 1992, the Party saw it as a threat, labeled it a cult, and commenced persecution against practitioners from mid-1999 to the present day.

David Kilgour’s speech on 2014 World Falun Dafa Day Celebration in Ottawa (video)

Screen Shot 2014-05-21 at 19.54.05Around a dozen MPs of all stripes attended festivities on Parliament Hill Wednesday to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Falun Dafa, also called Falun Gong. The spiritual discipline was introduced to the public on May 13, 1992, in northeastern China by Mr. Li Hongzhi, and has since spread around the world.

To mark the occasion, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, as well as several MPs, sent greeting letters to the Falun Dafa Association of Canada. In his letter, Harper relayed a message of support for FDAC’s efforts to stop the suppression and persecution of adherents by the Chinese regime, which began in July 1999.

“Last year, our government was pleased to launch Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom to encourage the protection of religious minorities around the world so that all can practice their faith without fear of violence or repression. The Falun Dafa Association of Canada is a valued partner in these efforts,” Harper wrote.

Herb Gray / Canada-Israel Relations / Antisemitism / Love of Neighbour

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by David Kilgour

Agudath Israel Congregation – Ottawa – 26 April 2014

Rabbi Barry Schlesinger and members of the congregation, Shalom Shabbat.Thank you for the honour of speaking to you this morning on the Numbers/Leviticus injunction ( 19:16): “Do not be indifferent to the bloodshed inflicted on your fellow man.” There are few limits on what this implies for today, so permit me to discuss briefly four important issues: Herb Gray, Canada/Israel relations, the plague of antisemitism and love of neighbour.

Rt. Hon. Herb Gray

The passing of Herb Gray is a large loss for Canada. I was privileged to sit with him in Jean Chretien’s cabinet for seven years, where he was a tower of wisdom and respect for all. He would often close debate on issues, drawing on what others had said to reach a consensus in the national interest.  He lived his life according to the Jewish values of ‘caring and sharing’, with all they imply in terms of social justice and respect for all. At the service yesterday, many examples of Herb’s practice of these values were cited.

Exclusive Video Interview with David Kilgour – Parts 6 -10

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Welcome to the second half of a series of ten videos. An intimate one-on-one interview with the renowned former secretary of state on Organ Pillaging in China. Hon. David Kilgour speaks about the critical amounts of circumstantial evidence that has been found and how The International Coalition to End Organ Pillaging in China has proved beyond any reasonable doubt that the pillaging of organs from the practitioners of Falun Gong has taken place since 2001 and that systematic organ harvesting continues in occur in China.

Episodes:

● Doctors and Butchers
● Evidence and Common Sense
● Innocent Victims
● Supporters and Progress
● The Recipients

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