CFE joins call for Canada to put human rights at heart of its relationship with China

The Centre for Free Expression has joined 34 national and international organizations in calling on the Canadian government to put human rights, especially free expression and press freedom, at the heart of the “renewed” Canada-China relationship. Their letter to the Prime Minister points to “China’s atrocious human rights environment” and says it is not acceptable, as the Prime Minister has recently done, to simply acknowledge that China and Canada “have different systems of law and order.” The very nature of fundamental human rights is that they transcend national borders and apply to all humans equally, regardless of their citizenship.