Taking effect only on July 1, 2020, the National Security Law has already created a profoundly devastating impact on the people of Hong Kong. Dissent, freedom of expression and the relative high level of autonomy enjoyed by its people, are being eroded in an unprecedented pace and scope. We applaud the leadership and our government’s immediate action in canceling the extradition treaty agreement between Canada and Hong Kong.
TADC has prepared a briefing notes and sent to Prime Minister and all Members of Parliament urging them to
Immediately resume the Canada-China Relations Committee and hold a special session on Hong Kong.
Take the lead in facilitating a global coalition to monitor and act as a strong advocate for Hong Kong. Working within the UN system, including an adderss to the UN Human Rights Council, and push the international community to take a strong position against China’s continuous human rights violations.
Open up temporary and permanent residency programs to Hong Kong people—especially those who have family ties in Canada—to work, study and live in Canada.
Create a special and expedited refugee program for Hong Kong activists involved in the pro-democracy movement, similar to the special program created for the thousands of Chinese Nationals present in Canada after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.
Apply the Sergei Magnitsky Act to sanction officials from Hong Kong and China who are directly responsible for or complicit in human rights violations in the continued suppression of human rights activists in Hong Kong, Tibet, Uyghur Region and China.