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Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole reacts after House passes his party's motion on Uyghur genocide

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole reacts after House passes his party's motion on Uyghur genocide

February 22, 2021 2:06 pm
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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks with reporters on Parliament Hill following the vote in the House of Commons on his party’s motion calling on MPs and the government to recognize China’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims as a genocide. Although Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet abstained from the vote, Liberal MPs joined with the opposition parties to unanimously pass the motion 266-0. MPs also passed a Bloc Québécois amendment to the motion calling on the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympics from China. The United States has called China’s actions, which include keeping millions of people in detention camps with forced labour and sterilization, a genocide. So too have legal scholars and human rights organizations. (February 22, 2021)