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Canadian parliament votes to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

Canada’s parliament voted unanimously Thursday to pass a motion revoking the honorary Canadian citizenship of Myanmar’s de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The motion introduced in the House of Commons by Bloc Quebecois MP Gabriel Ste-Marie reiterated the» 

PMO spokesman says Canada must remain “engaged” with Aung San Suu Kyi

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office says Ottawa must remain “engaged” with the civilian leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, who holds honorary Canadian citizenship. UN investigators last week released a report criticizing Suu Kyi for failing to use her» 

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Trudeau meets with Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi amid ‘deep concern’ over Rohingya refugees

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his special envoy to Myanmar, Bob Rae, met with the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the sidelines of APEC trade talks in Vietnam on Friday amid a deepening crisis affecting the Rohingya Muslim» 

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While apathetic to Myanmar crisis, Canadians support revoking Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship: study

As the Liberal government intensifies its diplomatic and humanitarian response to the crisis affecting Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority, Canadians are largely uninformed about ongoing events and less than enthusiastic about Ottawa’s further involvement, according to a new study from the» 

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Trudeau calls on Aung San Suu Kyi to condemn ‘appalling cruelty’ against Rohingya Muslims

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called on Nobel Peace Prize laureate and honorary Canadian Aung San Suu Kyi to publicly condemn the atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, in what the United Nations has called “a textbook example of ethnic» 

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UNICEF calls for urgent response to care for Rohingya children

The United Nations children’s agency needs urgent financial support from international donors to care for nearly 200,000 Rohingya children who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks to escape what the UN’s human rights chief has called a» 

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Trudeau presses Aung San Suu Kyi on human rights and Rohingya minority

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed Myanmar’s transition to democracy and its human rights record with the country’s first democratically elected leader and honorary Canadian, Aung San Suu Kyi, during a meeting in Ottawa yesterday. Suu Kyi, who came to power» 

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Trudeau needs to press Aung San Suu Kyi on Rohingya ‘genocide’: expert

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets Myanmar’s de facto leader and honorary Canadian Aung San Suu Kyi next week, he needs to pressure her to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority, which is facing genocide and crimes against humanity in the»