We are urging you to join us in our letter writing campaign pushing our members of parliament to support the people of Hong Kong in their pursuit of a genuine democratic government. The address of your MP can be found in
If you prefer hard copy, you can mail it to their office and no postage is required. You can send him/her the letter with the background as attachment. A sample is pasted below. All you have to do is insert your MP's name, name of your riding, your name and your address. Your MP have to address any letter written to him/her from people from their riding (identified by your postal code). This is the least you can do for your brothers and sisters in Hong Kong.
Member of Parliament for (name of your riding)
October xx, 2014
Re: Actions by the Government of Canada to Support the Democractic Movement in Hong Kong
Dear Mr./Ms ...,
I am writing to appeal to you and your government to take concrete and positive actions in support of the democratic movement in Hong Kong. You would have already seen the massive news coverage around the world of the Umbrella Movement currently taking centre stage in Hong Kong. You would have already been briefed by your political staff and government bureaucrats as to the strategic significance of the Umbrella Movement not only for China but for Canada and the world. Now it is time for the Government of Canada to take action!
With the APEC CEO Summit and APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Dialogue with Leaders taking place on November 9th and 10th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, together with many of the world leaders, will gather in Beijing, China. The APEC Summit is a good platform for Prime Minister Harper to assume a leadership role in urging the Chinese leadership to honour its commitments by achieving a full and genuine democratic government for the people of Hong Kong.
Further, the Chinese leadership needs to be reminded that Hong Kong is under the watchful eye of the whole world, and that the safety and fundamental human rights of the protesters in the peaceful Umbrella Movement, many of whom are Canadian, should be safeguarded and protected.
We strongly appeal to you and your government to take the following actions:
1. PM Harper to express, on behalf of Canadians, our concern over the situation in Hong Kong to the Chinese leadership during the APEC CEO Summit and Dialogue with Leaders;
2. PM Harper to issue a joint statement, together with the other world leaders, in support of the democratic movement in Hong Kong by calling for China to honour its commitment, to respect and implement genuine universal suffrage when they are in China;
3. The Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development to conduct an inquiry or a public hearing on the situation in Hong Kong, engaging all parliamentarians, representatives from Hong Kong and Canadian community groups concerned about Hong Kong issues;
4. The all-party House Leaders to table a motion in the House of Commons to debate on the situation in Hong Kong as well as the Umbrella Movement.
Thank you for your attention and kind assistance in this matter. I look forward to your prompt reply.
Your home address with postal code
YANG Jianli 杨建利
President, Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China - 公 民 力 量 义工
Research Fellow, Harvard University - 哈佛大学肯尼迪政府学院 研究员
Washington：1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 410, Washington DC 20009