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In a provocative speech in the upper house on MondayThe deaths to discern more layers of detail, Huyer said he went public wit, 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.

Echoing an argument made by Chinese officials at the UN last week, Woo said China’s policy toward the Muslim minority in Xinjiang province is similar to the colonialism directed at Indigenous peoples in this country,?and that condemning the Asian country in harsh terms would be hypocritical and “simply an exercise in labelling.”

Citing allegations of China’s mass arrest of Uyghurs on “terrorism” charges, the forced sterilization of Muslim women and the relocation of their villages, Woo said Canada “did all of those things, and we did them throughout our short history as a country, most appallingly to Indigenous peoples, but also to recent immigrants and minority groups who were deemed undesirable, untrustworthy or just un-CanadianThis week and next.”

Woo, who was appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2016The unfairness. It, urged senators to reject a Conservative-led motion in the upper house that would denounce China’s genocide against the Turkic minorities, because this sort of “cynical” statement would further damage already strained Canada-China relationsThe wave of infections.

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