NDP calls on government to support rights and freedoms in Hong Kong


Official Opposition Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) made the following statement on the situation in Hong Kong:

“The NDP is closely monitoring the situation in Hong Kong. We are hopeful that the democratic aspirations of Hong Kong residents for universal suffrage will be peacefully achieved.”

“New Democrats believe that freedom of expression and association, including the right to peaceful protest, are fundamental rights. We stand in solidarity with all people who aspire for democracy, peace and the protection of human rights.”

“We urge the Government of Canada to support the right of all residents of Hong Kong to peaceful expression and demonstration, and call on Chinese authorities to exercise restraint during this period.”