David Kilgour, longtime Canadian MP and HR advocate, dies at 81

by Anne Kader
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By Tess Langbroek



David Kilgour, a former Canadian MP known for his dedication to human rights, dies at 81, CBC reports


Kilgour suffered from a rare lung disease that progressed quickly over the past month, his wife, Laura Scott Kilgour, said.


Kilgour was a firm advocate against Chinese organ harvesting. Together with David Mattas, Kilgour authored a book titled Bloody Harvest: Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China. Later the two teamed up with Ethan Gutmann, the author of ‘The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem’.


Kilgour’s family said he communicated with his friends and activist colleagues until the last days before his death.


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