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Group Canadians: Victims Share and Interview Monday

group canadians: That international agreement says that genocide includes any acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, such as by imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group, according to CTV. Canadians should not tolerate allegations of forced sterilization in their country, Saganash said, and Ottawa must address the issue as victims share their stories. Coerced sterilization clearly breaches human-rights standards that Canada must fight to uphold, Saganash in an interview Monday, and said that authorities should very carefully read Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide adopted by the UN in 1948. I think they have to take this seriously, said the Cree lawyer and MP from northern Quebec. The issue of forced sterilizations will also be raised at the UN Committee Against Torture this week, when Amnesty International Canada and a national law firm call for accountability for the practice. Just the fact that it is happening and people are coming out makes it serious enough to look for a solution. ( As reported in the news.