Canada’s Heritage Department purchased maple leaf pins made in China

The Canadian Heritage Agency bought more than $300,000 for maple leaf pins made in China, according to records filed with the House of Representatives, but lawmakers last year accused the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of genocide. Did.

According to a House of Representatives “departmental survey” obtained by Blacklock’s Reporter, the department has spent $344,513 on Chinese-made Canadian flag pins over the past two years.

Records show that Heritage Canada purchased more than 6.1 million Canadian flag “plastic lapel pins” from China, priced at about 4 cents each. The department also purchased more than 45,000 “iron stamped” maple leaf pins and approximately 5,500 aluminum collars. These are all made in China.

In 2005, the Federal Public Works Administration, under then-liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin, announced that it would stop supplying Chinese-made Canadian flag lapel pins to members of Congress. , the government said it instead gave a Canadian company a federal pin-manufacturing contract. According to CBC.

CBC also reported In 2017, the federal government spent approximately $1.5 million on Canadian-themed foreign-made merchandise to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Read the article published on June 30, 2017

“Pins made in China. Ball caps from Bangladesh. Even the 6,200 Canada 150 hockey pucks purchased by the Canadian Heritage Division were made in the United States.”

Persecution of the Chinese Communist Party

In February 2021, parliamentarians voted 266 to 0 to condemn the Chinese government’s crackdown on Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims, declaring China’s crackdown on Uyghurs a genocide.

On 15 February 2021, Conservative MP Michael Chong said: “We cannot ignore this any longer.” Rep. Chung said he submitted the motion to the House of Representatives on February 18.

“We have to call it genocide,” he said.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Cabinet abstained.

Former Uighur inmates held in China’s “re-education centers” say prisoners are regularly beaten, tortured and forced to pledge allegiance to the CCP, Epoch Times previously reported.

An article published in October 2019 details the story of Sayragul Sauytbay, a Kazakh Muslim woman. Sayragul Sauytbay was granted asylum in Sweden after months of detention at a Chinese Communist Party re-education center in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, where she says her prisoners were tortured with electric shocks and raped. She has her nails pulled out.

Practitioners of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice that teaches truth, compassion and tolerance, have also experienced persecution by the CCP, with many subjected to harassment, torture and forced labor.

Tibetan Buddhists and Christians are also persecuted by the CCP, along with Hong Kong democracy activists.

Canadian lawmakers last week unanimously backed a motion calling on the federal government to expand immigration measures to accommodate Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims fleeing persecution by the Chinese Communist Party.

Trudeau and his Cabinet abstained from voting on the motion.

the motion is Recent reports From the House Immigration Committee, Uyghurs have suffered an “ongoing genocide” in China, and even those who have fled to other countries “are at constant risk of detention and deportation to China, where arbitrary face serious risks of detention, torture and other serious risks.” Brutality.

Isaac Teo, Isabel van Brugen, and Andrew Chen contributed to this report.

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Peter Wilson is a reporter based in Ontario, Canada.