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‘Use Every Opportunity’ to Urge Beijing to End Organ Harvesting, Kilgour Tells Trudeau

(L-R) Rev. Majed El Shafie of One Free World International, Ontario MPP Jack MacLaren, and former MP Hon. David Kilgour at a rally outside the Chinese embassy in Ottawa on July 20, 2016, to mark the 17th anniversary of the persecution against Falun Gong in China, launched by former Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin on July 20, 1999. The three men spoke at the event and condemned the Chinese regime’s illegal persecution against the traditional spiritual practice as well as the state-led killing of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience for their organs in China. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)
(L-R) Rev. Majed El Shafie of One Free World International, Ontario MPP Jack MacLaren, and former MP Hon. David Kilgour at a rally outside the Chinese embassy in Ottawa on July 20, 2016, to mark the 17th anniversary of the persecution against Falun Gong in China, launched by former Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin on July 20, 1999. The three men spoke at the event and condemned the Chinese regime’s illegal persecution against the traditional spiritual practice as well as the state-led killing of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience for their organs in China. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

OTTAWA, Canada—As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to go to China in early September for the G20 summit, David Kilgour is calling on him for...




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  • Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz discusses the latest interest rate announcement and Monetary Policy Report accompanied by Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins on July 13, 2016 in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

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