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S-226: The Magnitsky Bill
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Eric©
2017-05-18 20:20:29 UTC
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"Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the Liberal government will support a
Senate bill that would establish Magnitsky-style sanctions against human-rights abusers
in Russia and around the world, following in the footsteps of the U.S. and Britain.

The announcement comes a month after the House of Commons foreign affairs committee urged
the Liberal government to expand Canadian sanctions legislation to include human-rights
abusers, freezing their assets and denying them visas.

[...]

'In Canada and around the world, the issue of human-rights sanctions and in particular
the case of Sergei Magnitsky have drawn strong interest, and rightly so,' said Ms.
Freeland in a speech to the House of Commons on Wednesday night. 'However, there is no
current Canadian law that authorizes the imposition of sanctions specifically for
violations of international human rights obligations in a foreign state or for acts of
corruption.'"
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/liberals-to-support-bill-calling-for-
magnitsky-style-sanctions/article35031639/

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Great news! And to prove that this isn't simply another example of Ms. Freeland's
generational animosity to Russia and Russians, the legislation would of course apply to
places like Communist China and Saudi Arabia as well, right?
Dhu on Gate
2017-05-18 20:35:12 UTC
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Post by Eric©
"Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the Liberal government
will support a Senate bill that would establish Magnitsky-style
sanctions against human-rights abusers in Russia and around the world,
following in the footsteps of the U.S. and Britain.
The announcement comes a month after the House of Commons foreign
affairs committee urged the Liberal government to expand Canadian
sanctions legislation to include human-rights abusers, freezing their
assets and denying them visas.
[...]
'In Canada and around the world, the issue of human-rights sanctions and
in particular the case of Sergei Magnitsky have drawn strong interest,
and rightly so,' said Ms. Freeland in a speech to the House of Commons
on Wednesday night. 'However, there is no current Canadian law that
authorizes the imposition of sanctions specifically for violations of
international human rights obligations in a foreign state or for acts of
corruption.'"
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/liberals-to-support-bill-
calling-for-
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magnitsky-style-sanctions/article35031639/
https://tgam.ca/2rjBOyh
Great news! And to prove that this isn't simply another example of Ms.
Freeland's generational animosity to Russia and Russians, the
legislation would of course apply to places like Communist China and
Saudi Arabia as well, right?
I am generally opposed to extending any kind of Canadian
extraterritoriality to other than Citizens of Canada. IFF the bill is
tied to some action on the part of the UN then that is how it should be
presented: authorizing Canadian institutions to support UN actions where
they coincide with Canadian Law.

Dhu
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Je suis Canadien. Ce n'est pas Francais ou Anglaise.
C'est une esp`ece de sauvage: ne obliviscaris, vix ea nostra voco;-)

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Dhu on Gate
2017-05-19 08:56:58 UTC
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"Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the Liberal government
will support a Senate bill that would establish Magnitsky-style
sanctions against human-rights abusers in Russia and around the world,
following in the footsteps of the U.S. and Britain.
The announcement comes a month after the House of Commons foreign
affairs committee urged the Liberal government to expand Canadian
sanctions legislation to include human-rights abusers, freezing their
assets and denying them visas.
[...]
'In Canada and around the world, the issue of human-rights sanctions
and in particular the case of Sergei Magnitsky have drawn strong
interest, and rightly so,' said Ms. Freeland in a speech to the House
of Commons on Wednesday night. 'However, there is no current Canadian
law that authorizes the imposition of sanctions specifically for
violations of international human rights obligations in a foreign state
or for acts of corruption.'"
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/liberals-to-support-bill-
calling-for-
Post by Eric©
magnitsky-style-sanctions/article35031639/
https://tgam.ca/2rjBOyh
Great news! And to prove that this isn't simply another example of Ms.
Freeland's generational animosity to Russia and Russians, the
legislation would of course apply to places like Communist China and
Saudi Arabia as well, right?
I am generally opposed to extending any kind of Canadian
extraterritoriality to other than Citizens of Canada. IFF the bill is
tied to some action on the part of the UN then that is how it should be
presented: authorizing Canadian institutions to support UN actions where
they coincide with Canadian Law.
Dhu
My big grief with the Liberal Partei of Canadia these days is that they
haven't figured out that all Ukrainians ARE NOT NAZIS.

Dhu
--
Je suis Canadien. Ce n'est pas Francais ou Anglaise.
C'est une esp`ece de sauvage: ne obliviscaris, vix ea nostra voco;-)

http://babayaga.neotext.ca/PublicKeys/Duncan_Patton_a_Campbell_pubkey.txt
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