apec summit: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the APEC Summit in Vietnam in 2017, according to Toronto Star. Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO Bloc Qu b cois MP Gabriel Ste-Marie said that opening prompted him Thursday to ask a question to test the government's resolve and then to rise immediately after question period to ask the Speaker to canvas if there was unanimous consent to immediately revoke the honour, which was granted in 2007. The historic motion was unexpected but foreseeable, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said earlier this week that the honour Parliament had bestowed upon Suu Kyi could be reconsidered. Back then, Suu Kyi was seen as the courageous leader of her country's opposition forces, and had spent most of two decades under some form of house arrest. She is widely viewed as having failed to use her moral power and democratic mandate to rein in the actions of the country's military, which has attacked ethnic Rohingya in villages near the country's border with Bangladesh. Although her party won elections after Burma made democratic reforms, Suu Kyi is constitutionally barred from the top leadership post because her children were born in the U.K. In 2016, she became state counsellor, the country's minister of foreign affairs. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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