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“ Since 2014, the Chinese government, under the direction of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during the administration of CCP general secretary Xi Jinping, has pursued a policy leading to more than one million Muslims (the majority of them Uyghurs) being held in secretive detention camps without any legal process in what has become the largest-scale detention of ethnic and religious minorities since the Second World WarCritics of the policy have described it as the Sinicization of Xinjiang and have called it an ethnocide or cultural genocide, while many activists, independent NGOs, human rights experts, government officials, and the East Turkistan Government-in-Exile have called it a genocide” 

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uyghur_genocide


 

When it comes to China and 'genocide,' Trudeau is a panda in the headlights

 

 

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Trudeau's 'wilful blindness' to the evils of Chinese communism 

If you asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau whether Xi was a communist, he wouldn’t admit it

If you’re wondering what it would take for the Trudeau administration to get over its crush on Chinese communism, I have no idea. Especially once we learned that despite everything, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) is doing its best to pour our industrial secrets into the Politburo’s pockets via … wait for it … Huawei. And by “despite everything” I mean massive evidence of the Chinese Communist Party’s hostility to human rights and decency, including putting history’s worst mass killer on their banknotes in case anyone was struggling with the concept of “brutal communist dictatorship and loving it.”

Periodically I get heckled for saying “Trudeau administration” not “Trudeau government.” But I cling to the quaint non-Xi Jinping concept of a separation of powers rather than a centrally directed, unified force for social change that can turn on a dime. And I’m glad that some within our state apparatus agree.

David Vigneault, director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), recently warned against Beijing’s “strategy for geopolitical advantage on all fronts — economic, technological, political and military” that uses “all elements of state power to carry out activities that are a direct threat to our national security and sovereignty.” Back in November the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) fingered China as a leading cyber-menace. And CSIS and the CSE are part of our government.

So too, unfortunately, is NSERC, which is currently trading our know-how for renminbi. Something major American and British universities now refuse to do, while Australians grow uneasy. Not us, apparently.

My colleague Kelly McParland, quoting Vigneault, asked in exasperation, “You have to wonder how often knowledgeable people need to attest that China’s is a dangerous, predatory and untrustworthy government before the fact of it begins to sink in and action is taken.” Instead the Trudeau administration pussyfoots around genocide (what’s an exterminated minority between trading partners, plus Uighur is hard to pronounce), plays Olympic dodgeball and flirts with Huawei.

As you may know, I don’t believe in conspiracy theories. I think they poison public discourse and am forever trying to explain to people that when someone says stuff you don’t agree with and does stuff you don’t agree with it’s because they think stuff you don’t agree with. But the Chinese Communist plan for world conquest isn’t a plot. It’s a plan.

Chinese officials don’t go out of their way to advertise it when trying to wheedle something out of you. But see Document No. 9, a.k.a., the “Communiqué on the Current State of the Ideological Sphere,” which was issued in 2012 with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s backing.

It denounces seven things: constitutional democracy, including separation of powers, elections and an independent judiciary; universal values like Western human rights applying to China; civil society, as in anyone doing anything except through the Communist party; free markets; an independent press; “historical nihilism,” i.e., criticizing Mao Zedong for being an insane mass murderer; and questioning Chinese-style socialism, i.e., criticizing Xi for being one.

For opposing conspiracy theories I get called many names, including co-conspirator. But not “useful idiot.” They leave off the “useful.” Unlike China’s leaders when it comes to Western politicians who give them a free pass, such as outgoing Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, who recently echoed Document No. 9 Point 3 in a Canada China Business Council video.

“It’s not our role to go in and tell someone else they’re wrong,” he said. “I’m proud to be a Canadian, but Chinese people are proud to be Chinese. And they have a way of doing things. Let’s go learn.… And let us grow economic ties.” Never mind that they crush Hong Kong and commit mass slaughter. After all, Hitler and Stalin had a way they did things, too. And the Chinese way includes lucrative consultancies and senior advisor posts.

The Politburo understands all too well that conceited people think arrangements that flatter and favour them represent the universe unfolding as it should. And it’s easy and comforting to ignore threats. Back in the Cold War, people were forever insisting Leonid Brezhnev or Stalin weren’t communists. Sure, they claimed to be, and imposed communism aggressively wherever possible. But deep down they wanted peace, power, security or any dang thing you could name except communism. Like our Chinese buds.

Unfortunately, Xi Jinping is as communist as Lenin or Mao. General secretary of the Chinese Communist Party. Commanding its immense private army and flying a red flag with five yellow stars. Need I go on?

Apparently so. Because if you asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau whether Xi was a communist, he wouldn’t admit it. He isn’t given to answering even innocent questions, let alone awkward ones. And I’m not saying they have something on him. He’s a fool on national security, as on economics, our constitutional order and practically anything else you can think of.

Even so, this wilful blindness and misconduct is amazing. If he won’t stop it, we must.

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/john-robson-trudeaus-wilful-blindness-to-the-evils-of-chinese-communism

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Senior Liberal MP urges Trudeau cabinet to ‘wake up and smell the roses’ on China

 

The Liberal chair of the Commons finance committee says a budget recommendation calling on Ottawa to pull out of the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank should serve as a “wake up and smell the roses” moment for Canada.

Liberal MP Wayne Easter, who also served as solicitor-general under Jean Chrétien in charge of Canada’s security agencies, told The Globe and Mail Tuesday that Canada needs to recognize the serious threat China poses to western democracies. He also criticized the fact that universities are still conducting research projects with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

The finance committee in a report Tuesday made the recommendation to withdraw from the AIIB, which the Trudeau government joined in 2017, with plans to contribute US$995-million.

The Conservative Party has long called for the cancellation of Canadian participation, while the Department of Global Affairs itself has warned that Beijing has built the bank in part “to leverage its economic prowess to gain regional influence and export its model of governance around the world.”

Mr. Easter said MPs on the committee questioned whether AIIB was actually helping to improve the quality of living in Asian countries or simply being used by Beijing to push its Belt and Road initiative that is aimed at expanding China’s global economic and military power.

 

“There are questions around whether this infrastructure bank is, in fact, doing that,” he said. “That recommendation from the committee should be a message to the government that … [Ottawa should ] wake up and smell the roses.”

Mr. Easter said there is an larger issue at play and that is the necessity for the Canadian government to confront China’s growing influence in Canada, including its intimidation of Chinese-Canadians and its efforts to obtain technology from Canadian universities.

The Globe and Mail reported Monday that the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), a federal agency, is collaborating with the Canadian arm of Huawei to fund the studies.

NSERC is putting up $4.8-million for research partnerships that include the company. The Chinese technology giant would not divulge its contribution but would only say it is “greater than $4.8-million.”

“I am concerned that we have tied Huawei into the research,” Mr. Easter said. “Government agencies shouldn’t be tying Huawei into the universities systems, either. That is a concern.”

Top universities in the United States and Britain have also undertaken studies with funding from Huawei, but shunned further research money from the company over intellectual-property and national-security concerns.

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service has warned the universities about collaboration with Huawei but a CSIS source said the spy agency does not have the authority to tell them not to deal with Huawei.

“It has got to be so frustrating for CSIS,” Mr. Easter said. “China is trying to infiltrate itself into the university system. They are playing a game and we better recognize Huawei is just an arm of China "

Conservative foreign affairs critic Michael Chong said it’s time for the government to make a decision to withdraw from the China-led bank. “This is a Trojan horse for Beijing.”

NDP finance critic Peter Julian said his party has long opposed Canada’s financial support of the Asian bank.

Universities have defended working with Huawei by saying that Ottawa hasn’t told them not to.

 

Stephanie Carvin, a professor of international affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, who was previously a national-security analyst in the federal government, said CSIS has advised many universities about the dangers of working with research partners associated with authoritarian regimes such as China.

“It’s not even that they [universities] should read between the lines; they have been given the lines. They have been directly provided the advice against accepting money from companies like Huawei,” she said.

Prof. Carvin said last year CSIS briefed more than 400 companies and research organizations comprising 2,000 individuals in universities, the private sector and research fields. This included 40 universities across Canada’s 10 provinces. She said recent emphasis focused on protecting vaccine research but said CSIS has for years talked to universities about the risks of working with countries such as China and the challenge they pose to research integrity.

“They have absolutely been given this advice. It is their prerogative to ignore this advice, but to pretend they haven’t been warned is just wrong.”

 

 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-senior-liberal-mp-urges-trudeau-cabinet-to-wake-up-and-smell-the-roses/

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Don Martin: There is absolutely zero chance of a spring election, unless...

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:15PM ESTLast Updated Wednesday, February 17, 2021 

OTTAWA -- There will be no spring election. There can’t be a spring election. It’s ridiculous to even THINK there’s going to be an election in June with coronavirus variants spreading, the slow ramp-up of vaccines and ominous predictions of a third infectious wave on the horizon.

But there was something in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s eyes this week that elevated the temperature of spring election fever to plausible from the impossible.

It was his confident swagger at the speed of the vaccine rollout.

Those six million doses by the end of March coupled with India kicking in fresh supplies and new manufacturer approvals set up tens of millions of doses arriving by June. And it’s all repeatedly backed by Trudeau’s personal guarantee that any Canadian who wants a shot at symptomatic immunity gets a shot by September.

Then there was that curious tweet from former Trudeau principal sidekick and soulmate Gerald Butts, predicting the current hand-wringing over vaccine shortages “is going to seem like a distant and transparently partisan artifact by the May 24 weekend”, if not Easter.

Now Butts is an artifact of sorts himself, having been banished from the PMO inner circle exactly two years ago for his role in the SNC-Lavalin scandal.

But he crowned most of the current cabinet ministers so he retains friendships in high places. And he’s not the sort to go wildly rogue in social media crystal-ball gazing without an informed vision of what’s ahead.

Add those signs of a spring in the prime minister’s electoral step to the checklist Trudeau seems to be in a sudden rush to tick off, most of them appealing to areas of niche Liberal support.

This week’s gun control announcements were a foot-dragging second shoe to drop after assault weapons were outlawed last year, but they will be welcomed in big cities the Liberals need to hold.

This week’s policy tweak to fast-track permanent residency for immigrants living here will bolster his ethnic community credentials.

The new Canada-led coalition of countries attacking political hostage-takers like China, albeit done with a wink without actually naming China, was an overdue blast of noisy diplomacy backing our Canadian prisoners who desperately need enhanced political pressure for their freedom.

Trudeau’s pledge to pour billions of deficit dollars into rapid transit, backed by ‘permanent’ funding which won’t kick in until long after his prime ministerial portrait is hanging in the Commons, got a thumbs-up from metropolitan leaders.

And then there’s the looming and long-overdue budget, which offers a tempting starting line for any spring campaign.

Expect it to crank open the floodgates to crazy amounts of stimulus spending to help business recover, a fiscal rescue mission which will likely be welcomed on Bay Street and risky for opposition forces to attack.

Which brings us to the Erin O’Toole factor, or lack thereof.

While the Conservative leader and prime-minister-in-waiting is eliminating some of his party’s biggest problems, specifically social conservative MP Derek Sloan, the unfortunate reality is that O’Toole has simply not consummated a defining bond with voters during the traditional leadership honeymoon.

While being largely unknown means he’s not generally disliked, it’s a bit late to introduce yourself to voters once the writ is dropped, particularly if any spring vote becomes a mostly mail-in ballot following a virtual campaign.

Look, there are a hundred reasons why Justin Trudeau does not deserve easy or safe re-election. That list includes early pandemic detection and control failures, runaway deficits, his ethical lapses, broken or delayed promises, his government’s secrecy, those control freaks running his caucus and a sense he’s now well past his best-before date.

But a quick, trouble-free vaccination blitz would almost guarantee that voters roll out the red carpet to another Liberal government.

If Trudeau’s vaccination timetable becomes a reality along with the even-better-case scenario prophesized by buddy Butts, today’s vaccine delivery is just the downpayment.

There’s a mega-shipment on the way that could throttle the pandemic in Canada early - and inoculate Trudeau from defeat in a spring election.

 

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Look who made the list of nominees. 😂😂

 

GWPF announces winners of ‘The greatest climate hypocrite of the year’ awards

 

Full list of 2020 nominees

Jacinda Ardern

BBC

Belgian Green Parties/ Tinne Van Der Straeten

Joe Biden

Tony Blair 

Richard Branson

Mike Cannon Brookes

California/Gavin Newsom 

Mark Carney

Leonardi Di Caprio

Committee on Climate Change

George Clooney

Global CCS Institute

Al Gore

Zac Goldsmith

Friends of the Earth

Hugh Grant

John Selwyn Gummer

Patty Hadju (Canadian Health Minister) 

Lewis Hamilton

Matt Hancock

James Hansen

Boris Johnson

Matt Kean, Energy Minister (Australia)

John Kerry

Richard Leafe

Caroline Lucas

Michael Mann

Catherine McKenna

North Face

Norwegian Government Pension Fund

Chris Packham

Plastic Free

Pope Francis

Prince Charles

Prof James Renwick

Nico Rosberg

Dr Rolf Martin Schmitz

Grant Shapps

Carrie Symonds

The EU

Emma Thompson

Greta Thunberg

Frans Timmermans

* Justin Trudeau * 

Extinction Rebellion

https://www.thegwpf.com/we-have-a-winner-greatest-climate-hypocrite-of-the-year-awards-announced/

 

 

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I had a good chuckle last night watching Powerplay.....the lib mp was trying to defend his leaders lack of action on the Uighur genocide (which everybody under the sun seems to acknowledge) when he admitted he has been aware of the problem for the last 12 YEARS and how seriously he takes the issue....no follow up question on when he was going to take a stand, surprise. 4:13 into the interview.

Sockboy had no trouble accusing his own country of genocide when it suited his political purposes.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-mmiwg-genocide-1.5161681

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Sockboy had no trouble accusing his own country of genocide when it suited his political purposes.

I admit to not watching the video but regardless, this stands as my biggest grievance with JT.

Genocide is the crime of crimes. To admit to ongoing genocide without accepting the consequences is beyond my level of comprehension, it's a crime against humanity. Doing what he did, the way he did it, means he has never put cologne on his moustache to mask the stench of it;  and accepting it as a voter, is (IMO), actually worse than JT's glib admission of guilt.

In a word, it's shameful, and if words matter, it serves only to diminish the horror of it. 

So yes, every voter should be subject to military service and a minimum of two foreign deployments. Listening to them now requires anti-seizure medication... I smell burnt toast.

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YOU have to PAY for your forced detention.........Refugees get hotels for FREE....which begs the question...WHY ARE WE ACCEPTING REFUGEES IN A MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC?? 

 

Canadian taxpayers will be covering the costs associated with mandatory quarantine for refugees, CTV News reports.

Under new travel rules instituted by the Canadian government, all new arrivals in the country must quarantine in hotels near airports for three days before they can go to wherever they are planning on staying.

However, such requirements will not exist for refugees. The Canadian government will be paying for their mandatory hotel quarantines.
 

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/cost-of-mandatory-quarantine-for-newly-arrived-refugees-to-be-covered-by-government-1.5314504

 

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You know there’s an election coming when.....

 

Liberals' proposed language reforms seek 'equality' of English and French in Canada 

In a document published Friday, the federal government makes over 50 proposals that aim to counter the decline of French across the country

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/liberals-proposed-language-reforms-seek-equality-of-english-and-french-in-canada?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR3Iv9CcZVIbCD9EmJ-rGSscD-Nm4d4rTtbfJk4k4gu2ebscsLrEE-x_qPE#Echobox=1613732987

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As an aside, remember the controversy when Wynne announced plans for a french language university in Ontario:

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A dream held by Franco-Ontarians for decades, the French university could welcome its first 300 students in 2020. This number is expected to increase yearly to more than 2,000 students (full-time equivalent) by 2028-29.

“We were happy, for sure, and we celebrated the achievements made,” states Jocelyn Leblanc, co-president of the Franco-Ontarian Students’ Association. “We were also pleased that the university would be autonomous.”

The government is committed to putting the bill to a vote, and intends to find the funding needed to launch the project in 2018-19. The total estimated investment is $83.5 million over seven years, including $71.5 million in start-up funding and $12 million to design and outfit the building. In order to secure the financing, the government is also counting on the Trudeau administration to kick in $41.75 million.

 

After Ford was elected, a scaled down version was formed.

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After much pushback and protest kept Universite de l'Ontario Francais alive, the new French language school has only received 19 applications from Ontario students as of Jan. 17.

Vice-rector Denis Berthiaume confirmed that the University has also received around 20 additional admission requests from abroad or from adults who are considering a return to school. That brings the total number of requests received so far to 39.

Rector André Roy had previously said the school's goal was to have 200 students for its first semester, which is scheduled to begin this September.

It’s ok....we’ve got money we haven’t borrowed yet.

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Our allies don’t think it’s safe to work with Huawei. But the Liberals think it's a good idea to spend $4.8 million to partner with Huawei.

Erin O'Toole and the Conservatives have pressed the Liberals to immediately pull the $4.8 million in taxpayer funding for Huawei university research projects. We shouldn't be handing over our privacy and intellectual property to China.

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its just money...right?

 

"The federal government has quietly revealed that it plans to pay nearly $1 billion to build a new ocean research vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard whose original cost was supposed to be one-tenth that amount."

Why buy a ship for $100 million when you can buy it for...ten times the price?

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/cost-of-coast-guard-ship-nears-1b-as-questions-mount-over-federal-shipbuilding-plan-1.5318064?fbclid=IwAR1yCkJYtP-rHZ70Pug9i6_7cdXAlHxnT4zEMDSdl7X1Yxd3CTIrLFK2T5E

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Trudeau says Canada is committing genocide, but refuses to say the same about China

Justin Trudeau was willing to claim that Canada is committing genocide, at the very moment he is in charge of the federal government of this country.

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Liberal cabinet to abstain from vote to label China’s treatment of Uighurs as genocide

Emerald Bensadoun  2 hrs ago

The Liberal cabinet will abstain from voting on a motion that would recognize China's treatment of its ethnic Muslim Uighurs as a genocide, a senior government official has confirmed with Global News.

The vote is expected to take place late Monday afternoon. All other parties have signified they will be voting in favour of the motion.

 

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Trudeau says Canada is committing genocide, but refuses to say the same about China

Justin Trudeau was willing to claim that Canada is committing genocide, at the very moment he is in charge of the federal government of this country.

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I found this on Twitter ...I think it passed,,,can’t find any news release as yet

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Justin Trudeau says he admires China – Is this his “Sarah Palin moment?”

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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Wednesday November 6, 2013 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld  

The Conservatives have long been pushing the narrative that Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is "in over his head" and doesn't have a good grasp of policy.

I think it's a good bet that they'll be using this story to help them reinforce that talking point.

According to Sun News' David Akin, at a Ladies Night event in Toronto, Trudeau was asked: "Which nation, besides Canada, which nation's administration do you most admire, and why?"

 

Here's is his odd response:

"You know, there's a level of of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and say ‘we need to go green fastest...we need to start investing in solar.' I mean there is a flexibility that I know Stephen Harper must dream about of having a dictatorship that he can do everything he wanted that I find quite interesting.

But if I were to reach out and say which...which kind of administration I most admire, I think there's something to be said right here in Canada for the way our territories are run. Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and the Yukon are done without political parties around consensus. And are much more like a municipal government. And I think there's a lot to be said for people pulling together to try and solve issues rather than to score points off of each other. And I think we need a little more of that.

But Sun News can now report that I prefer China."

Trudeau was right: Sun News is reporting that he prefers China.

And so are others — lots of others.

In the House of Commons on Friday, Tory MP Paul Calandra said this in response to an unrelated question.

"[Trudeau] talked about admiring a dictatorship, Mr. Speaker," the prime minister's parliamentary secretary said.

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Canada votes to recognize China’s treatment of Uighur population as genocide
Leyland Cecco in Toronto  13 mins ago

Canada has become the second country in the world to describe China’s treatment of its Uighur minority as a genocide, following a contentious parliamentary vote which is likely to further raise diplomatic tensions between the two nations.

Lawmakers approved the non-binding motion, brought forward by opposition Conservatives, to recognize China’s actions in the northwestern Xinjiang province as a genocide against Muslim Uighurs.

Prime minister Justin Trudeau, along with senior members of cabinet, did not attend the vote on Monday. All other Liberal members present voted in favour of the motion, except foreign affairs minister Marc Garneau who abstained.

By calling the actions in China a genocide, Canada joins the United States in doing so, which made the determination shortly before Donald Trump left office. A similar attempt on a vote in the UK failed earlier this month.

But the move by Canadian parliament is likely to bring a host of new political challenges for the prime minister, who has tried to in recent years strike a balance between pushing back against China’s hostilities and maintaining cordial relations with Beijing.

Trudeau, whose Liberal party governs without a parliamentary majority, had previously spoken out against bringing the motion to a vote, telling reporters that genocide was an “extremely loaded” term and that more study of the issue was needed before a determination could be made.

Over the weekend, China’s ambassador to Canada criticized the vote, telling the Canadian Press that officials in Ottawa should stay out of China’s internal politics.

“We firmly oppose that because it runs counter to the facts. And it’s like, you know, interfering in our domestic affairs,” said Cong Peiwu. “There’s nothing like genocide happening in Xinjiang at all.”

Related: How I survived a Chinese 're-education' camp for Uighurs

More than one million Uighurs have been detained in camps in Xinjiang province, and reports have emerged of systematic rape and sexual violence . China denies such allegations and describes the facilities as vocational and educational training centres, saying it is trying to stamp out extremism.

But last October, a Canadian parliamentary subcommittee determined that China’s treatment of Uighurs constituted a genocide.

The motion is likely to escalate tensions between the two countries, whose relationship has already undergone significant strain since the arrest on a US warrant of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou in December 2018. Within days, two Canadian citizens – Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor – were detained in China.

a person standing in front of a cake: Umer Jan attends a rally on 19 February outside the Canadian embassy to encourage Canada in labeling China’s treatment of its Uighur population as genocide.© Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters Umer Jan attends a rally on 19 February outside the Canadian embassy to encourage Canada in labeling China’s treatment of its Uighur population as genocide.
Canada has described the men’s detention as “hostage diplomacy”.

Ahead of the vote, Conservative leader Erin O’Toole had said the motion was necessary to send a “clear and unequivocal signal that we will stand up for human rights and the dignity of human rights, even if it means sacrificing some economic opportunity”.

The Conservatives, New Democrats, Bloc Québécois and Greens have all called for sanctions against Chinese officials and for the upcoming Olympic Winter Games to be moved from Beijing.

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