Can you tell us if there has been any discussion around this in Canada ?
We are often seen, as a country, as leaders on human rights around the world. Parliament here recognized a genocide taking place against the Uyghur Muslim minority in Xinjiang. The Government of Canada itself has spoken up in respect of human rights abuses that have been taking place in authoritarian states like the PRC.
However, then we get reports from time to time that public pension funds, such as the CPPIB, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, provincial pension funds, quasi-governmental pension funds like the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, and other pension funds tied to public employment, are also investing indirectly through index funds in these PRC-based companies committing human rights violations.
Is there any discussion taking place that's saying this should not be happening and we should be putting an end to it? It doesn't seem to me that there's a lot of discussion about it.