Statement from Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre on the Anniversary of Flight PS752

January 8, 2023

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on the Anniversary of Flight PS752:

“Three years ago today, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps shot down Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, murdering 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents.

“We honour the victims whose lives were cut short by this despicable act of evil. Our thoughts remain with the families of the victims, who continue to show immeasurable courage and resolve in pursuing justice for their loved ones.

“Today, on this tragic anniversary, the Conservative Party renews its call for the government to immediately list the IRGC as a terrorist entity in Canada. Alongside the families of the victims, we demand that every tool available domestically and internationally be used to hold the regime to account. Anything less allows for the continuation of the Iranian regime’s pattern of gross human rights violations with impunity.

“Even now, these murderers continue to be allowed to raise money, coordinate and plan here in Canada. This has to stop. They must immediately be banned once and for all.

“The victims of Flight 752, their families, and the thousands of protestors in Iran who continue to fight for freedom from the oppressive grip of the Iranian regime deserve better.”