Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces Canada will join a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights concerns, at a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday. Looking on are Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly (left) and Sports Minister Pascale St-Onge. Photo: AP
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces Canada will join a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights concerns, at a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday. Looking on are Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly (left) and Sports Minister Pascale St-Onge. Photo: AP

Canada and Britain join diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics, amid human rights concerns

  • The moves come after the US and Australia said they would not be sending any officials to the Games because of China’s treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government was ‘deeply troubled’ by what he called repeated human rights violations by China

Topic |   Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces Canada will join a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights concerns, at a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday. Looking on are Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly (left) and Sports Minister Pascale St-Onge. Photo: AP
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces Canada will join a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights concerns, at a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday. Looking on are Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly (left) and Sports Minister Pascale St-Onge. Photo: AP
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