Trudeau dodged questions on Friday about whether he’d allow a free vote on the motion, or whether MPs will have to toe the party line.

"We are of course extremely concerned with the situation around human rights in Xinjiang. We have expressed many times our apprehension and our disagreement with what is going on. We have taken careful note of conclusions drawn by experts around the world, including findings of crimes against humanity and genocide," said Trudeau.

"We’re still reflecting very carefully on the best path forward for Canada and certainly we recognize that moving forward multilaterally will be the best way to demonstrate the solidarity of Western democracies."

In an interview on Sunday’s episode of CTV’s Question Period, Justice Minister David Lametti was similarly non-committal about how cabinet will vote on the motion.

"We are looking at that question right now, certainly what is happening with the Uighurs is of great concern to our government, and to me personally as minister of justice. We are certainly working with international allies but… there are consequences, important consequences, positive consequences to applying the term genocide. So we are studying the matter carefully," Lametti said.

The Bloc Quebecois is also seeking an amendment to the Conservative opposition day motion, wanting to include language about also seeing MPs call on the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Olympic Games “if the Chinese government continues this genocide.”

Several MPs from all five major federal parties signed a letter in early February demanding the relocation of the 2022 Beijing Games due to reports of human rights violations.

Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith was one of those signatories. He told on Friday he wishes his party would be more "forceful" in identifying the situation as a genocide.

"We should take our cue from someone like Irwin Cotler," he said. "There are just countless individuals that have come forward that it’s impossible to ignore."