Petition to the Government of Canada in control of information locally

Petition to the Government of Canada in control of information locally
Posted on March 27, 2021 | mimi lee | Written on March 25, 2021
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Author's Note:

Author's Note:

  • Canada had outsourced its visa application processing to VFS Global, a company with notable links to the Chinese Government;
  • VFS Global’s use of the Beijing city police as a subcontractor for a Visa Application Center (VAC) raises serious concerns about the security of information being provided through the VAC;
  • The federal government was aware of all VFS Global subcontractors when the contract was signed in 2012, and renewed in 2018; and
  • It is dangerous and naive to pass on our immigration information to any foreign governments, further to one that has been identified as a threat to Canada's national security.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Revoke the contract to outsource Canada's VAC services to VFS Global and return the control of information directly into the hands of the Government of Canada;
2. Create immigration measures with a humanitarian approach with specific provisions for Hong Kongers facing persecution for their pro-democracy views; and
3. Work with allied countries to impose Magnitsky sanctions to the Chinese government in response to human rights abuses.

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Mimi Lee is one of the main organizers of Torontonian HongKongers Action Group , which the group has been organizing different events since June last year in Toronto to raise... More