Motion on Magnitsky Sanctions
This Senate Motion, introduced with his colleague, Senator Housakos on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, urges the Senate to call upon the Government of Canada to impose sanctions against Chinese and/or Hong Kong officials, pursuant to the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law), as a result of the violations of human rights and of the principles of fundamental justice and the rule of law relating to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong and of the systematic persecution of minority Muslims in China.
“At some point the Government of Canada needs to do the right thing. It’s now or never. We need to call on the Government of Canada to impose sanctions against Chinese and Hong Kong officials pursuant to the Magnitsky law in light of the violations of human rights, the principles of fundamental justice and the rule of law in relation to the ongoing situation in Hong Kong and systemic persecution of minority Muslims in China.”
– Senator Thanh Hai Ngo
On Thursday, December 12, 2019, Senator Ngo spoke to his motion co-sponsored with Senator Housakos in the Senate Chamber. Click here to watch the full Senate sitting (no. 4) or click below to watch Senator Ngo’s speech during the proceedings. You can also read the written transcript to the below video here.
To also read the Op-Ed by Senator Housakos and Senator Ngo about their motion, published in Maclean’s on December 10, 2019, click here.