Source: The Washington Post
By Rob Gillies
Canada’s main opposition party called Thursday for the House of Commons to formally declare that China is committing genocide against more than 1 million Uighurs in the western Xinjiang region.
Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole said a signal must be sent to the Chinese regime.
“On a matter like genocide, Canada needs 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,” O’Toole said. “Our values are not for sale.”
The motion is non-binding on the federal government nor does it lay out what any next steps ought to be. A vote is expected Monday. The main opposition parties support the motion and control the majority of seats in the House of Commons.
There was no immediate indication of what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party would do on the proposed declaration.
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