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The Parti Québécois is concerned by the deteriorating situation in Tibet

April 11, 2008

Quebec, Thursday April 3, 2008 – (National Assembly of Quebec)

Daniel Turp, MP for the riding of Mercier and international relations
spokesperson for the Parti Québécois, was delighted by the Quebec
National Assembly's unanimous adoption of a motion expressing the
concern of elected officials with regard to the present situation in Tibet.

The adopted motion reads as follows:

“That the National Assembly of Québec expresses its concern with regard
to the present situation in Tibet”

"Confrontation and repression are not methods that will allow a peaceful
outcome to this crisis, and China has the duty to respect the rights and
fundamental freedoms of the Tibetan Nation ", declared the member of
Mercier riding.

Member Turp pointed out that the matter of respect of basic rights is
everyone's business: "Quebecers cannot close their eyes to violations of
peoples’ rights and freedoms; it is fitting that they show interest in
the situation of the Tibetan People and these violations of their basic
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