Canadian MPs vote to label China's persecution of Uighurs a genocide. 266 MPs out of 338 vote in favour of motion; majority of cabinet absent

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Some found the courage Others didn't show up. The matter may be somewhat sensitive, but now is not the time to cower from political pressure from a Communist nation.

We stand up to them now, or like other wars in the past, millions of lives will be lost when Cold War becomes hot. They walked into H.K and now have banned the Democracy Party from office. Next is Taiwan, among other dominoes.

Wake up America. Please.



The House of Commons today accused the Chinese government of carrying out a campaign of genocide against Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims.

A substantial majority of MPs — including most Liberals who participated — voted in favour of a Conservative motion that says China's actions in its western Xinjiang region meet the definition of genocide set out in the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention.

The final tally was 266 in favour and zero opposed. Two MPs formally abstained.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and almost all of his cabinet colleagues were absent for the vote. Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau was the only cabinet minister present. When it was his turn, he said he abstained "on behalf of the Government of Canada."

The motion also calls on the government to lobby the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympic Games out of Beijing.

It was passed over the strenuous objections of Chinese Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu, who denounced the vote as meddling in China's internal affairs.


After the vote, Garneau issued a statement saying the federal government remains "deeply disturbed by horrific reports of human rights violations in Xinjiang, including the use of arbitrary detention, political re-education, forced labour, torture and forced sterilization.

"The government of Canada will continue to work with international partners to defend vulnerable minorities and we once again repeat our call for transparency and a credible international investigation in response to allegations of genocide.

"This investigation must be conducted by an international and independent body so that impartial experts can observe and report on the situation first-hand."
'Stop spreading disinformation,' says China


Media reports and academic and UN experts have accused China of imprisoning Uighurs in concentration and "deradicalization" camps and targeting them for forced labour, sexual violence, population control methods and sweeping surveillance. China's foreign ministry has denied the accusations.
 

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Some found the courage Others didn't show up. The matter may be somewhat sensitive, but now is not the time to cower from political pressure from a Communist nation.

We stand up to them now, or like other wars in the past, millions of lives will be lost when Cold War becomes hot. They walked into H.K and now have banned the Democracy Party from office. Next is Taiwan, among other dominoes.

Wake up America. Please.



The House of Commons today accused the Chinese government of carrying out a campaign of genocide against Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims.

A substantial majority of MPs — including most Liberals who participated — voted in favour of a Conservative motion that says China's actions in its western Xinjiang region meet the definition of genocide set out in the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention.

The final tally was 266 in favour and zero opposed. Two MPs formally abstained.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and almost all of his cabinet colleagues were absent for the vote. Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau was the only cabinet minister present. When it was his turn, he said he abstained "on behalf of the Government of Canada."

The motion also calls on the government to lobby the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympic Games out of Beijing.

It was passed over the strenuous objections of Chinese Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu, who denounced the vote as meddling in China's internal affairs.


After the vote, Garneau issued a statement saying the federal government remains "deeply disturbed by horrific reports of human rights violations in Xinjiang, including the use of arbitrary detention, political re-education, forced labour, torture and forced sterilization.

"The government of Canada will continue to work with international partners to defend vulnerable minorities and we once again repeat our call for transparency and a credible international investigation in response to allegations of genocide.

"This investigation must be conducted by an international and independent body so that impartial experts can observe and report on the situation first-hand."
'Stop spreading disinformation,' says China


Media reports and academic and UN experts have accused China of imprisoning Uighurs in concentration and "deradicalization" camps and targeting them for forced labour, sexual violence, population control methods and sweeping surveillance. China's foreign ministry has denied the accusations.
And? Canada is well....Canada.
 

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And? Canada is well....Canada.
And while Canada and the US poke at each other politically... If China actually follows through with it's threats against Canada... Big Brother US will lead the way, but won't be the only ones, that will make sure China knows it's role. Not even Biden would allow China to fuck with Canada...
 

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I am glad to hear Canada did this. It's a small thing, but it shows they are willing to stand up to China.
 

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