Canadian public pension fund investments in China draw scrutiny


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Open this photo in gallery: Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project executive director Mehmet Tohti speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, on Feb. 1, 2023.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Investments in China by Canada’s largest public pension funds are facing increased scrutiny amid worsening relations between the two countries and allegations that some of those investments are funding the oppression of China’s Uyghur minority. Recently, representatives of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, which manages the pensions of B.C. public sector workers, told a parliamentary committee studying Canada-China relations that they had paused new direct investment...