The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:
“Canada is deeply concerned by and unequivocally condemns the Myanmar military’s recent use of force against peaceful protesters, and demands that the Tatmadaw immediately stop using violence against its own people.
“On Friday, at the United Nations General Assembly, the international community condemned the actions of the Tatmadaw and urged the restoration of democracy in Myanmar.
“In response to peaceful civilian protests across the country calling for the restoration of democracy, the Tatmadaw has used appalling violence, including lethal force, on its own people.
“No regime that would use force to suppress the democratically expressed will of its people can be legitimate.
“We call on the international community to unite in condemning these violent acts.
“Those responsible for this violence will be held to account, and Canada will consider additional measures in response. We stand with the people of Myanmar.”