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M-62 Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims

44th Parliament, 1st Session

Motion Text

That, given the motion adopted unanimously by the House on February 22, 2021, recognizing that a genocide is currently being carried out by the People's Republic of China against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims, in the opinion of the House, the government should:

(a) recognize that Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims that have fled to third countries face pressure and intimidation by the Chinese state to return to China, where they face the serious risk of mass arbitrary detention, mass arbitrary separation of children from their parents, forced sterilization, forced labour, torture and other atrocities;

(b) recognize that many of these third countries face continued diplomatic and economic pressure from the People's Republic of China to detain and deport Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims leaving them without a safe haven in the world;

(c) urgently leverage Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program to expedite the entry of 10,000 Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in need of protection, over two years starting in 2024 into Canada and ensure corresponding additional immigration levels in the refugee streams so that other persecuted members in the global community seeking safety in Canada are not impacted; and

(d) table in the House, within 100 sitting days following the adoption of this motion, a report on how the refugee resettlement plan will be implemented.

Latest Activity

February 1, 2023
Decision Made - Agreed To


June 20, 2022
Placed on Notice
June 21, 2022
Placed in the Order of Precedence
October 26, 2022
January 30, 2023
February 1, 2023
Decision Made (Amendment) - Agreed To
Decision Made - Agreed To

Joint Seconders (20)

Jointly seconding a private Member's motion is a formal way for up to 20 Members to show support for the motion before it is called for debate. They are displayed in the order they were received by the Clerk of the House.