Canada’s conservative opposition party wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stand up to China at the upcoming G-7 summit in the United Kingdom, including the removal of the 2022 Winter Olympics from Beijing, The Epoch Times reported Friday.
In a letter to Trudeau, Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole called on Trudeau to take several steps to what they see as a threat from China.
“As the Prime Minister, I also implore you to also use your voice on the world stage to call for the relocation of the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Beijing,” the letter said. “Canada should not be sending its athletes to compete there while a genocide is being committed against Uyghurs, and two Canadian citizens Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, remained detained.”
O’Toole also criticized the Trudeau government for its reliance on China during the pandemic, which the letter said caused a lack of vaccines in the early part of the year and allowed the country to “fall behind” other G-7 nations in its recovery.
According to an NPR report in April, Canada had fully vaccinated only about 2% of its population of more than 38 million residents.
Andre Picard, a columnist for The Globe and Mail, told NPR that the reason for