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MPs vote to recognize China’s persecution of Uyghurs as a genocide

By Aidan Chamandy      

The House also voted to call on the government to request that the 2022 Olympics be moved if the genocide continues.

Chinese ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu, pictured here on March 12, 2020, warned Canada would faces consequences if the House voted in favour of the motion. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

MPs overwhelmingly voted in favour of labelling China’s persecution of the Uyghur community a genocide on Monday in response to Conservative MP Michael Chong’s opposition day motion which was passed last week. The House also voted in favour of calling on the government to request that the International Olympic Committee move the 2022 Olympics from China if the persecution continues. 

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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