Yesterday the Canadian Senate passed the lengthily-titled Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights and to make related amendments to the Special Economic Measures Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act… 1,243 more words
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Russia’s preferred style of government down the centuries has blithely been called despotism, tempered by assassination.
But Canadian MPs hope that Vladimir Putin’s absolutism can be moderated by less dramatic means — international human rights pressure. 1,171 more words
OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is urging the federal government to expand its international sanctions law to include gross human rights violations — a move bound to further strain relations with Russia. 648 more words