MARKHAM, ON – Members of the Tamil community of Canada met with Rona Ambrose, the Leader of the Official Opposition and interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, to express their concerns and opinions on issues that affect Tamils at home and abroad.
A number of Tamil organizations were in attendance, including the National Council of Canadian Tamils, Mississauga Tamil Association, Durham Tamil Association, and Markham Tamil Organization.
“The previous Conservative government never hesitated to raise our concerns on the lack of accountability for the serious allegations of war crimes and the lack of reconciliation in Sri Lanka,” Ms. Ambrose said.
“We expect the Liberal government to stay focused on Sri Lanka, to continue to speak out against human rights abuses and to encourage reconciliation,” she continued.
Ms. Ambrose also confirmed the Conservative Party’s support of important legislation that will recognize every January as “Tamil Heritage Month” in Canada.