Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. On May 27, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board confirmed that it is conducting human rights checks on its investments following revelations about two Chinese companies in its holdings. In its most recent filing, the CPP Investment Board disclosed that it owns a total of $48 million worth of shares in these two companies. These companies manufacture equipment used in the mass surveillance of the minority Uighur Muslims, equipment used in the terrible human rights abuses committed against them in recent years. It has been estimated that 1 million Uighurs have been interned in China’s so-called “re-education camps.”
Senator Harder, could you tell us if Minister Morneau is aware of the status of the CPP Investment Board review of the investments? Has the review been completed? If so, have any other similar investments been identified?