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Should Canada boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing?

266 MPs voted in favour of a motion to call China's persecution of Uighurs a genocide — and to boycott Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics.

Let us know on Sunday's show: 1-888-416-8333

A man wearing a face mask walks past the Olympic rings on the exterior of the National Stadium in Beijing, which will be a venue for the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics. (Mark Schiefelbein/The Associated Press)

This week, the House of Commons passed a motion to label China's persecution of Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims a genocide.

266 MPs out of 338 voted in favour of the motion, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet abstained. 

The motion also calls on the government to push the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Beijing.

Our question this week: Should Canada boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics?

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