Mr. Speaker, the next petition is in a similar vein. Petitioners from across Canada are calling on the Government of Canada to eradicate the use of forced organ harvesting against practitioners of Falun Gong. There is an estimated 60,000 to 100,000 transplants that have happened in Chinese hospitals since 2000, and hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners have been murdered for their organs over the last 15 years.
The petitioners recognize that both the U.S. House of Representatives and the European Parliament have passed resolutions condemning this and calling for an end to the Chinese state-sanctioned, systematic organ harvesting for prisoners of conscience, including Falun Gong. They note that, in 2015, Canada's international human rights committee unanimously adopted a similar motion.
Since May 2015, the petitioners note that Chinese citizens have filed criminal complaints against the former Communist Party leader who orchestrated the persecution of the Falun Gong. They are calling on the Government of Canada to establish measures to stop the Chinese mass murder of innocent people for their organs, including but not limited to introducing Canadian legislation to ban organ tourism, criminalize those involved and take every opportunity to call for an end to this terrible act of persecution against the Falun Gong.