Statement from MP Garnett Genuis regarding comments from Trudeau-appointed senators

Statement from MP Garnett Genuis regarding comments from Trudeau-appointed senators

June 30, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, ON – Today, Garnett Genuis, Conservative Shadow Minister for International Development & Human Rights, issued the following statement regarding comments made by Trudeau-appointed senators who seek to silence criticism of the Chinese Communist Party’s genocide of Uyghur Muslims.

“It is very disappointing to see Trudeau-appointed senators trying to use the horror of residential schools to soften criticism of the Chinese Communist Party. Meanwhile, the Communist regime in China continues to intentionally commit genocide against Uyghurs.

“When a Trudeau-appointed Senator makes these kinds of comments, coupled with a long history of defending the CCP’s record on human rights, nobody should be fooled here about their true objectives”

For more information

Office of Garnett Genuis, M.P.
Garnett.Genuis.A1@parl.gc.ca
613-995-3611

Background information on this topic:

  • Sen. Yuen Pau Woo, who was appointed by Trudeau, claims Canada should not criticize China for its ongoing genocide of Uyghur Muslims because of the history of residential schools in Canada.
  • This comment was made after the Senate voted down a Conservative motion denouncing the genocide.
  • Further, Woo defended the authoritarian Chinese regime, saying that “democratic elections and changes in government over decades have not consistently produced better outcomes for citizens in many industrialized economies”.