Canada Sanctions

Canada's Record Of Playing Favourites With Sanctions Can Backfire

Thomas Woodley | Posted 03.07.2017 | Canada Politics
Thomas Woodley

Let's face it: Canada's use of sanctions seems to be highly tainted by politics. Canada is no neutral administration, treating all misbehaving states equally. Instead, Canada is like a fickle schoolyard bully, harassing the kid who's smaller or different, and leaving his "friends" in peace.

The Truth About Terror Isn't That Complicated

Jillian Skeet | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Jillian Skeet

Like all westerners, I watched in horror at the terror that was unleashed across Paris. But my horror quickly turned to frustration when, immediately in the aftermath, western leaders took advantage of the situation to reinforce a false narrative, and to justify the very policies that have brought us to such a crisis. Our governments do not want us to understand that wittingly or unwittingly (the jury is still out on what role they have really played) they created the conditions for the rise of ISIS, and they did so through exactly the same disastrous policies that they now claim are the only way to destroy it.

Canadian Economy Suffering From Russia Sanctions: Oliver

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Business

Oliver says despite the impact on Canada, he absolutely supports the sanctions.

Baird Announces New Sanctions Against Russia

CBC | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Politics

Canada is adding to the sanctions it has imposed against Russia in order to further condemn the actions of Vladimir Putin's regime, Foreign Affairs Mi...

Canada's Tough Talk On Russia 'Makes No Difference'

CBC | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada Politics

The Conservative government's tough rhetoric over Russia’s actions in Ukraine may play well to some voters domestically, but analysts doubt it w...


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is trying to put more pressure on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has announced additional sanct...

Canada Cracks Down On Syria

CBC | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada is extending sanctions against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad but Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird made it clear Friday that military ...

Sanctions Are Good for Iranian Politicians, Not People

Mahsa Alimardani | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Mahsa Alimardani

The sanctions noose around Iran fully tightened at the beginning of July as the European Union joined the United States to impose a total embargo on all purchases of Iranian oil and place severe restrictions on the country's central bank. As the likelihood of war increases it is important to ensure that the nuclear issue does not overshadow human rights concerns.

Why Isn't Ahmadinejad on a No-Fly List?

Mark Dubowitz | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada
Mark Dubowitz

The U.S. and EU pass travel bans to great fanfare, yet ignore them completely when sanctioned officials travel to meetings of international organizations. As Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) wrote, these measures are meaningless if loopholes allow sanctioned Iranian officials to travel freely.

An Exit Strategy for Syria's Assad

Bessma Momani | Posted 10.25.2011 | Canada
Bessma Momani

Assad needs to stop the violence on Syrian streets -- a request that has continued to fall on deaf ears because there has been no incentive for the Assad family to stop the violence. So, in exchange the international community needs to offer the Assad regime complete immunity from past actions.

Canada Imposes New Sanctions On North Korea

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - The Canadian government has enacted new sanctions against North Korea.The Tories originally promised the measures last fall in response to th...

Canada Extends Sanctions Against Syria

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's foreign minister acknowledges that diplomatic measures have failed to end the brutal crackdown on reform protesters in Syria, but he...

Canada Imposes Sanctions Against Syria

Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada Politics

(CBC)--Canada is imposing sanctions against the Syrian government and its president, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced late Tuesday aftern...

Canada Imposes Sanctions Against Syria

Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada Politics

(CBC)--Canada is imposing sanctions against the Syrian government and its president, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced late Tuesday aftern...

Harper Mulls Syria Sanctions

CP | Posted 07.20.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - The Canadian government is examining sanctions against Syria in response to the Arab nation's brutal crackdown on its own citizens. Stephe...