Vote Passes on the Persecution of the Uighurs – February 22, 2021

Vote Passes on the Persecution of the Uighurs – February 22, 2021

Vote Passes on the Persecution of the Uighurs – February 22, 2021

Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics.

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole reacts to house vote that labelled China’s persecution of Uighurs a genocide.

During Question Period, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand responded to questions on the vaccine rollout, Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau responded to questions on the house vote labelling China’s persecution of Uighurs a genocide and Health Minister Patty Hajdu responded to questions on the government’s ongoing pandemic response.

At a press conference on Parliament Hill, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves François Blanchet discusses the modernization of the Official Languages Act.

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul holds a virtual roundtable calling on the federal government to launch discussions on creating a national guaranteed livable income as Canada recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. She is joined by Senator Kim Pate and Jonathan Brun, the director and co-founder of Revenu de base Québec.