Toronto: After successfully concluding visit to Ottawa, the delegation arrived in Montreal on June 15 and was given a warm traditional welcome by the Tibetan Community in Montreal at the community center on arrival. The delegation then addressed the community followed by a Question and Answer session and Pot Luck dinner.
The delegation left Montreal for Toronto on June 16 and was accorded rousing reception at the Toronto Airport on arrival by Sonam Lankar, President of Canadian Tibetan Association of Ontario (CTAO) and representatives of various Tibetan organizations. The meeting with the Tibetan Community started in the late afternoon with welcome speech by the CTAO President. Tibetan Parliamentarian Migyur Dorjee then started addressing the large public turnout followed by parliamentarians Dhondup Tashi, Namgyal Dolkar and Tenpa Yarphel. Large number of Tibetans participated in the Q&A session and the delegation answered each of the questions very clearly and precisely in detail.
On June 17th morning, the delegation called on James Maloney, Canadian Member of Parliament for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, which is the home for sizeable Tibetan community; and thanked the MP for his support for the community and the Tibet Cause. A souvenir is presented to the MP by the delegation.
The delegation then attended the function organized in their honor by the Tibetan Language and Cultural School run by CTAO. Parliamentarian Tenpa Yarphel addressed the large crowd of students, teachers and parents on behalf of the delegation and then the delegation visited the classes and interacted with the teachers and the students.
During meeting with the Tibetan Community in Canada, the delegation spoke about His Holiness’ accomplishments and visions, critical situation in Tibet, international politics in relation with Tibet issue and Tibetan parliament-in-Exile and its fifth session.
The Tibetan Parliamentary delegation’s visit to Canada is arranged by Office of Tibet Washington DC and Tsering Tashi, secretary of OOT has accompanied the delegation throughout the tour,
– Report filed by Office of Tibet, Washington DC –