More than half of Canadians support boycott of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Survey


More than half of Canada support a boycott of an event hosted by the Chinese Communist Party, according to a new survey just months ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

A total of 64% of respondents said they would support or to some extent support the Canadian boycott of the Beijing Olympics. According to the survey, sponsorship CTV news Conducted by Nanos Research.

Since December 2018, Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been imprisoned in China on suspicion of unfounded espionage. The two were detained a few days after Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, at the request of the United States.

Meng has been charged with bank fraud for lying to HSBC and other financial institutions about Huawei’s transaction with Iran in violation of US sanctions against Middle Eastern countries. Unlike Kobrig and Spaber, Men was soon released and house arrested in one of the multi-million dollar mansions in Vancouver, and her proceedings go to court.

The sentiment in favor of boycotts is shared across states. Ontario has shown the highest level of enthusiasm, with a total of 70.3% of respondents saying they support or to some extent support the boycott. That number is 66.5 percent in British Columbia, 66.2 percent in prairie, 60 percent in the Atlantic coast of Canada, and 50.9 percent in Quebec.

14% of respondents said they were somewhat against the boycott, and 15% said they were against the boycott. 8% of the respondents were uncertain.

Earlier this year, more than 12 federal lawmakers signed an open letter calling for the relocation of the 2022 Winter Olympics to another country amid growing concerns about China’s poor human rights records.

Anamy Paul, the leader of the Greens, has proposed a Canadian tournament organizer in collaboration with the United States.

Ongoing human rights abuses

China’s crackdown on Uighur Muslims and long-term persecution campaigns against supporters of Falun Gong spiritual practice in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region are just two of the numerous infringements underway under the Communist regime.

Last month, Falun Gong practitioners signed a petition calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sanction China in commemoration of the victims of persecution initiated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 1999. ..

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, includes meditation practice and teaching based on the principles of truth, compassion, and tolerance. Introduced in China in 1992, it has gained widespread popularity for its many benefits to people’s physical and mental health. By 1999, it had attracted 70 to 100 million supporters, according to official estimates by the Chinese government. However, Jiang Zemin, a former Chinese Communist Party leader, recognized its popularity as a threat to the administration’s rule and launched a campaign in July of that year aimed at eradicating that practice.

In February 2021, Canadian parliamentarians voted in favor of Beijing’s crackdown on Uighur Muslims as a slaughter. Many lawmakers also voted in favor of amending the motion calling on the International Olympic Committee to withdraw the 2022 Olympics from China. Serious human rights violations continue.

On June 23, a rally hosted by the World Uyghur Congress was held in more than 50 cities around the world to protest the Beijing convention.

Nanos surveyed 1,002 Canadians over the age of 18 over the phone or the Internet from July 30th to August 2nd, 2021 for polls. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1%, which is 19 out of 20 times.

With a report by Issac Teo.

Andrew Chen