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China’s treatment of its Uighur minority is now being recognized as genocide in Canada. On Monday, the vote passed 266-0 with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet choosing to abstain.
Canada is now the second country to determine that China’s actions are considered genocide. The United States was the first to give such label. It was a decision that was made back when former President Donald J. Trump was still in office.
According to a tweet from Dave Lawler with Axios, Canada is now calling upon the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Olympic games. Those games are currently scheduled to take place in Beijing in February of 2022.
Wow. Passed 266-0 in Canada with Trudeau's government abstaining:
“The House therefore recognize that a genocide is currently being carried out by the People’s Republic of China… and calls upon the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Olympic games" if it continues.
— Dave Lawler (@DavidLawler10) February 23, 2021
This comes days after conservative leader Erin O’Toole called for 2022 Winter Olympic to be relocated for the same reason.
“I think Canadians would agree that it would violate universal fundamental ethical principles to participate in an Olympic Games hosted by a country that is committing a genocide against part of its population,” O’Toole said at a press conference, via CBC. “Canada must take a stand.”
O’Toole then went as far as to say that if things don’t change and relocation isn’t possible, then Canada should consider pulling athletes out from participating.
“It’s only if [relocation] is not possible and there’s no change in conduct by the state of China that we should examine whether our athletes compete,” O’Toole continued.
It’s good to see more and more countries beginning to take a stand. Now if only we could get a few organizations, notably the NBA, to adopt a similar stance of fighting against this ongoing genocide.
Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.
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This is how you fuck you China. Join another nation and double down the fuck you.
I’m curious what our new regime is going to say, how they’re going to react, if at all
No, no, no, this is all wrong Clint. China is not a bad country. I know that because the NBA told us so. Lebron and the twenty-something-year-old millionaires came out a while back and told us so. Lebron in fact told us we need to “better educate ourselves” . It is our own country which is bad, Lebron and the NBA told us that too. So Clint, I think you need to better educate yourself by taking some lessons on world politics, world history, world economics, and probably a bunch of other subjects that the twenty-something-year-old millionaires are probably experts in. I am sure they will be happy to educate you from their “platform”
China Joe Biden just wet his Depends.
Shit his Depends… for the tenth time today… hey, KKKamala needs something to do…
Fuck China. This would be a great way to stick it up their ass. They`d probably be so mad they`d send the NBA back to us.
Russia got banned from the next 2 Olympics for drug use among athletes. China is selectively wiping out entire human populations, the Olympic committee winks at it, and allows them to host one. Can someone remind me again why Americans need to care what the rest of the world think when they make insane decisions like this?
“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet choosing to abstain.”
Now that’s leadership!
not because of the virus, that we all know came from China and was covered up by China.
its because China is mistreating and killing its own people?
Red Alert. What does NBC think about all of this. 😙
Let’s not overreact. I mean these politicians rely on that Chinese Yuan to care for generations of their families. (You are really putting them in a bind (nods))
Trudeau abstaining after a unanimous House vote is no surprise. I won’t hold my breath on the Olympic Committee making the right decision. They’ll probably ask the CCP suck up W.H.O. for their opinion.
Trudeau abstains. That’s right out of the Leading from Behind school of government. C’mon Man!
Trudeau knows a lot about coming from behind…. just like Barry…
Pleasantly shocked to see some cojones on the part of Trudeau.