In light of today's vote, I found myself reading through pages of Hansard from the Mackenzie King Government (Thank you @jec79 😁) and came across this statement from Pierre Gauthier, the Liberal MP for Portneuf at the time, during a sitting on January 24, 1939
Two months earlier, Kristallnacht happened, and 6 months later, the King Government would famously turn away the MS St. Louis saying about accepting Jewish refugees "None is too many.".

A year and a half later, Auschwitz-Birkenau would be in full operation.
In January 1939, the Liberal Party of Canada declared that, *in spite of* the "persecution" of Jews in Europe, Canada shouldn't be "moved to pity" about their plight, because "Both wisdom and charity require the government to look after the well-being of our Canadian population."
Fast forward 70 years, and today @JustinTrudeau might as well have told Canadians "Don't be moved to pity" about the plight of the Uyghurs.

How could the same party exhibit such callousness and blatant disregard for yet another genocide by yet another authoritarian regime? 😡

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