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:
“Four years ago today, the IRGC shot down Flight PS752, killing 176 people, including 55 Canadians and 30 permanent residents. It was an evil act of mass murder that further underscored what our country has known for a long time – the IRGC is a terrorist group.
“Unfortunately, for four years, the IRGC has been given a safe harbour in Canada. The tyrants in Tehran and the murderers in the IRGC have continued to sow chaos and destruction. A few months ago, the IRGC supported and funded Hamas’ invasion of Israel, instigating sadistic violence against innocent civilians and the murder of several Canadian citizens.
“The government must end the delay. Canada must be a leader in condemning the actions of these terrorists and stand in solidarity with the victims and their families.
“Conservatives will build on the work of the previous Conservative government that officially recognized Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism. A Poilievre government will list the IRGC as a banned terrorist organization; we will seize the assets of the Iranian regime in Canada and give them to the families of Flight PS752; we will impose broad and sweeping sanctions to cripple the regime and help pave the way for Iranians to bring home freedom and democracy for their people.
“In the names of the victims of Flight PS752 and the thousands of people who continue to be tormented by the IRGC, we must, and will, do better.”