India, Feb. 23 -- Canada's parliament has passed a motion that labels Chinese actions against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province as "genocide".

The House of Commons voted 266-0 for the motion that was brought by the opposition Conservative Party.

Members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's ruling Liberal Party abstained from the vote, including foreign minister Marc Garneau.

Tensions between Canada and China are set to further escalate following the passage of an opposition amendment to a motion that calls on the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Winter Olympic Games from China to another country. That motion passed 229-29.

Beijing is set to host the 2022 edition of the Winter Olympics from February 4-20.

The Trudeau a...