Montreal, April 29, 2014 – The Canada Tibet Committee is pleased to announce the election of an expanded Board of Directors, who will provide both policy and operational oversight to the organization for a renewable two-year term effective immediately. The Directors assume their responsibilities as the CTC completes an organizational re-structuring and substantive website update.
New Directors include former Canadian Senator, the Hon. Consiglio DiNino, McGill University professor Lara Braitstein, and former CTC National Director Luisa Durante. A full list of Directors with their bios is available at http://tibet.ca/en/about_us/our_team.
“It is with great pleasure that I extend a warm welcome to our new Board members” said Tenzin Lhalungpa, CTC President. “The energy they bring to the CTC will inspire our renewed efforts on behalf of the Tibetan cause.”
“The Tibetan cause is one that I believe in deeply” Consiglio DiNino added. “I value this opportunity to serve His Holiness the Dalai Lama by promoting his visionary Middle Way Approach and by encouraging its continued support from the Government of Canada.”
The revised CTC website, accessible in both of Canada’s official languages, features the “Talk Tibet” blog, an updated campaigns page, activist resources, and a unique searchable archive of more than 20,000 news articles dating back to 1992.
The changes take effect at a critical moment in Tibet’s history. China’s crackdown on religious freedom, economic rights, and freedom of expression has intensified in recent months amidst continued self-immolation protests now totalling 131 since 2009.
The Canada Tibet Committee defends and promotes human rights and democratic freedoms of the Tibetan people. The CTC monitors developments inside Tibet and builds public awareness in Canada through its outreach activities. The CTC encourages support for Tibet from the Government and Parliament of Canada.