Prime min­ster right to speak out on hu­man rights in China

The Compass - - EDITORIAL -

Prime Min­is­ter Trudeau made a speech to the business com­mu­nity in China Sept. 1 re­gard­ing hu­man rights. The re­sponse by the gov­ern­ment was to say he has ground­less con­cerns.

I hope and pray peo­ple ev­ery­where do not for­get Tianan­men Square in China, June 1989. A mas­sacre of hun­dreds and jail sen­tences for others — some peo­ple just dis­ap­peared. All stu­dents and folk who wanted democ­racy and free­dom.

Ku­dos to PM Trudeau for speak­ing out. Let’s hope and pray now that he doesn’t give up or feel threat­ened in any way. We’re still deal­ing with a com­mu­nist coun­try and have to watch our back.

Our free­doms are very pre­cious and dear to us all.

Joy French-Cole­man writes from Har­bour Grace

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