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Canada Tibet Committee Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

October 22, 2017

Montreal, October 21, 2017 – At its annual general in Montreal this weekend, the Board of Directors of the Canada Tibet Committee (CTC) celebrated thirty years of achievement for Tibet.

To mark the occasion, the Board of Directors renewed its commitment to advancing the aspirations of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and defending the Tibetan people who continue to struggle for basic freedoms and human rights inside Tibet.  

“For three decades, the CTC has worked to defend and promote human rights in Tibet” said Consiglio DiNino, former Canadian Senator and current Chair of the CTC Board of Directors. “Its efforts have placed the Tibetan issue at the center of the Canada-China relationship and have encouraged numerous actions by the Government of Canada in support of Tibet.”

In his congratulatory message to the CTC, Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay, President of the Central Tibetan Administration, said “The CTC’s work to increase Tibet awareness across Canada, to collaborate with government officials, and to reach out across party lines in the Canadian parliament, has been an exemplary and steadfast example of leadership within our movement.”

“This is an organization that relies on the spirit of volunteerism for its success” noted Carole Samdup, founding member and current Executive Director of the Canada Tibet Committee.  “As we mark thirty years of achievement, we also extend sincere thanks to the hundreds of individual Tibetans and non-Tibetans from across the country who have given so generously of their time and expertise to advance the Tibetan cause in Canada.”

The CTC was created in the wake of widespread demonstrations that rocked Tibet in September 1987. It pursues its mandate by reaching out to Parliamentarians, government officials, and Canadians from coast to coast.  The CTC envisions a Tibet in which the Tibetan people live in peace and security, enjoy the full range of human rights, and are able to freely practice their unique cultural and religious heritage. 

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