Richmond Hill, ON – The Honourable Bryon Wilfert, Member of Parliament of Richmond Hill joins his Liberal colleagues on the condemnation of the Government of Iran’s use of violence against opposition protestors who have been calling for open and transparent democratic elections.
 “I am deeply concerned about the reported deaths and injury inflicted on the peaceful protestors in Iran,” said Wilfert. The Government of Iran must respect the will of its people and seriously address the disputed election results.
 “During this critical time, the Canadian Government must ensure that the Canadian Embassy in Tehran is open to the wounded who are in need of medical attention and care. We must also put pressure on the Government of Iran to uphold basic human rights by immediately ceasing any use of intimidation or violence against the citizens of Iran,” said Wilfert.
 The Liberal Party of Canada strongly affirms the rights of Iranians and people everywhere to freely express themselves without threat to life or liberty. We must continue to call for democratic and fair elections in Iran and worldwide.

 For further information please contact:

 Trang Phan
Legislative Assistant to the
Honourable Bryon Wilfert P.C., M.P.
Richmond Hill
(613) 992-3804