Lobsang Sangay, head of the Central Tibetan Administration (also known as the Tibetan Government in Exile), is in Ottawa on an official visit. During his visit he has raised concerns about human rights abuses in China and Tibet, and drawn into focus the role of Canada’s new Office of Religious Freedom, which is charged with promoting religious freedom on a global scale. Of course, Canada’s growing economic ties with China pose a real challenge to Harper’s statements about the importance of real action in that context.
With that in mind, have a look at this recent interview with Lobsang Sangay, in today’s Globe & Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/call-to-help-tibetans-puts-pressure-on-canadas-new-religion-envoy/article9056685/
In a related story from the Globe & Mail, it seems China has denied the new Canadian ambassador permission to travel to Tibet: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/china-denies-new-canadian-ambassador-permission-to-travel-to-tibet/article9083219/
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