Updated: Sep 23, 2019
Communist China Has No Place in our Municipalities
Date: Wednesday, Sept 25, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Place: Outside the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
900 Canada Place, downtown Vancouver
Action: “Say No to China Money” rally - to send a strong message to the local politicians in BC that Communist China has no place in our municipalities
Organizers: Vancouver Society in Support of Democratic Movement (VSSDM)
Canadian Friends of Hong Kong (CFHK)
Since 2012, the Chinese Consulate-General in Vancouver has been hosting our local elected officials to wine and dine behind closed doors at the annual convention of the Union of BC Municipalities. The reception this year will be held on Wednesday, Sept 25, 2019 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. VSSDM & CFHK will hold a rally outside the reception venue to send a strong message to our local politicians demanding them to stop this cash-for-access practice.
The representative of a foreign state hostile to Canadian interests and at odds with Canadian values has absolutely no place in our municipalities. The Communist regime in China has been singled out by Canadian intelligence officials to be among the most aggressive in influencing our elected officials and interfering in our public policies. The arrest of Cameron Ortis of the RCMP last week is another wake up call for Canadians that we have to be vigilant about such influence buying scheme by a foreign state. It is in effect a mind trap with the goal of softening the political will and democratic principles of our elected officials.