San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Canadian International Council presents:
China-Canada Trade Relations and Human Rights
The Honourable David Kilgour
Pleasejoin the Canadian International Council for a timely discussion on trade relations between Canada and China and the importance of human rights. A cocktail will follow the presentation.
David Kilgour is co-chair of the Canadian Friends of a Democratic Iran, a director of the Washington-based Council for a Community of Democracies (CCD), a Fellow of the Queen's University Centre for the Study of Democracy, a director of the New York-based NGO Advancing Human Rights and a director of the Ottawa Mission (for homeless men) Foundation.
First elected to the House of Commons in 1979, he was re-elected seven times, most recently in 2004, for the south-east region of Edmonton. During his time in Parliament, he was Deputy Speaker and Chair of the Committees of the Whole House, Secretary of State for Latin America & Africa (1997-2002) and Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific (2002-2003). He did not run in the 2006 election.
David is active on issues of human dignity. A 2007 book, Uneasy Neighbo(u)rs, co-authored with David Jones, a former American diplomat, discusses the relationship of Canada and the USA. In 2009, he published with David Matas Bloody Harvest-The Killing of Falun Gong for their Organs. He and Matas were nominated in 2010 for the Nobel Peace Prize and awarded the 2009 Human Rights Prize of the International Society for Human Rights in Switzerland for their work in raising awareness of state-sponsored organ pillaging in China.