Invoking residential schools, B.C. senator says Canada should be careful about criticizing China
By John Paul Tasker · CBC News
June 29, 2021
In a provocative speech in the upper house on Monday, Independent Senators Group (ISG) Leader Sen. Yuen Pau Woo said Canada should avoid criticizing China for its human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims because our country has mistreated Indigenous peoples.
Commentary by Hope Smith, The Belt and Noose June 30, 2021
Echoing an argument made by Chinese officials at the UN last week, one couldn’t help wonder, what is Woo’s tie to the Chinese Communist Party, and has he heard the victims, and the witnesses’ grim testimony about torture, rape, and other human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region where China has held up to 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in a network of detention camps since 2017. Here again, democracy shows its true power, it allows for different point of view no matter how inhuman and heartless Woo’s comment towards the Uyghur Muslims in China is. Let’s band together to fight for basic human rights for all and protect the vulnerable that are been bullied, tortured, raped, and “re-educated”.