Bill to Improve Canada’s Reputation as a Human Rights Advocate C-281: Tories MP


Conservative Rep. Philip Lawrence said he would enhance Canada’s reputation as a human rights advocate by helping prisoners of conscience, targeting infringers with Magnitsky sanctions, and banning munitions. Submitted a membership bill.

Legislative legislation, Building C-281, Was submitted to the House of Commons on June 13. The bill, also known as “international human rights law,” addresses four specific issues. Make a list of prisoners of conscience advocated by the Government of Canada and request the use of the Magnitsky Act. It prohibits style sanctions, renewal of broadcast licenses to foreign influential entities involved in the slaughter, and prohibits business relationships with munitions manufacturers, carriers, or distributors.

At a press conference on June 13, Lawrence stated whether he would defend individuals fighting for democracy and freedom in their own country, or against munitions that would harm children around the world. Stand as a country with a wonderful history of human rights. “

“I am very honored and pleased to have contributed to the development of Canada’s reputation as a human rights advocate,” said Lawrence, MP of Peter Barra Southriding, Northumberland, Ontario. States.

To address these four issues, the bill is Ministry of Foreign Trade and Development Law, Justice for victims of corrupt foreign civil service law (Sergei Magnitsky method), Broadcasting lawAnd that Cluster Bomb Ban Law..

Garnet Genuis, a member of Sherwood Park’s Tory Party — Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, said the bill would allow Congress to hold the Canadian government accountable in promoting international human rights. He said it was epoch-making.

“This is a powerful bill with measures that want to get support from all sides of the house,” he said.

“It is a compilation of many different types of measures, but it strengthens Canada’s role in the world and strengthens Parliament’s role in being able to stand up for justice and human rights and further promote government. Human rights progress around a central goal. “

Genuis said the bill would require the Foreign Minister to submit to Congress an annual report on the work the ministry is doing to promote its objectives. The minister must also respond to Congress within 40 days if the Parliamentary Commission requests Magnitsky sanctions on individuals.

“This is important because the Magnitsky Act is a sanctions proposed by conservatives and has passed parliament, but the Liberal Party is very reluctant to use it,” he said. “The government retains its discretion in it, but it creates an important accountability mechanism that allows Congress to move the government forward on these issues.”

Regarding banning foreign entities complicating genocide, Genuis said that the foreign entities involved could “no longer use Canadian radio waves to broadcast a hateful and violent message to Canada through state media. He said he would give Congress a bill to ensure that. It points out the Moscow-controlled media RT and its role in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

At a press conference on June 13, Lawrence emphasized the ability of the bill to ban munitions. This is a kind of military weapon he said is indiscriminate in killing soldiers and civilians alike.

“It is an absolute duty of all of us to defend and protect innocent people as we move forward,” he said.

Andrew Chen


Andrew Chen is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.