02.06.2017 – Feb. 6th, 2017 – New Video & Canada’s Response to Persecuted Minorities in the Middle East

Yazidi women and girls have been increasingly raped, traded and sold as sex slaves amongst ISIS fighters in recent years. They are Iraq’s (and amongst the world’s) most persecuted minority group.

Parliament voted unanimously last October in support of MP Michelle Rempel’s motion to acknowledge this genocide against the Yazidi people and to welcome Yazidi women and children to safety in Canada within 120 days. The government would not commit to a specific number of Yazidis to be welcomed but government officials hinted in November that they would only target 50 women and girls for safe asylum, a move that CPC interim-leader Rona Ambrose called “a token effort”.

We are now quickly approaching the end of the 120 days given in the motion…[Click here to read the full article].