Mr. Speaker, Canada has made it clear that we do not accept the results of the fraudulent presidential election in Belarus. We continue to call for new elections that are free and fair. I have been speaking regularly with the opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, including just last week, after we announced $600,000 toward projects to support civil society and democracy, with a focus on women and independent media. We will always stand by the Belarus people.
In the House of Commons on September 28th, 2020. See this statement in context.