O’Toole Calls on Trudeau, Liberal Cabinet to Recognize Uyghur Genocide in China

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is calling for the Liberal cabinet to “respect Parliament and officially recognize” Bejing’s persecution of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in China a genocide—after the cabinet abstained themselves from voting the motion that intended to declare the atrocities committed as so. “Today, Members from all parties voted to recognize the genocide currently being carried out by the People’s Republic of China against Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims, despite Justin Trudeau and his Cabinet refusing to vote. Their coordinated absence speaks volumes,” O’Toole said in a statement on Monday. “It is shameful that Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government continue to refuse to call the horrific conduct by the Chinese Communist Party what it is: a genocide,” he added, referring to Canada’s prime minister. “Now, Conservatives are calling on the Liberal government to respect Parliament and officially recognise the genocide happening in China—as most of their Members did …

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