Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Canada's House of Commons Declares China's Actions Against Uighurs To Be Genocide

Yesterday Canada's House of Commons passed a non-binding resolution (full text) declaring that China's actions against its Uighur and other Turkic Muslim minorities-- including detention camps and measures intended to prevent births constitute genocide. The Global News reports:

The Conservative motion passed overwhelmingly in the House of Commons with 266 votes to zero. The Liberal cabinet abstained from voting.

An amendment to the motion, proposed by Bloc Quebecois MP Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, calling on the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Olympic Games out of China if the genocide continues also passed 229 to 29 votes.