Decision bound to strain relations with Putin.
When Russia issued its blacklist of 13 Canadians on Monday, Irwin Cotler was quick to express his honour at being included. “I wear my exclusion from Russia as a badge of honour and am proud to be in...
Today Russia's prosecutors resume their efforts to convict a dead whistleblower of the very corruption he exposed. The posthumous trial of Sergei Magnitsky has properly been called "grim comedy" by a group of French legislators, and it is only the most recent element of the Russian government's strategy to cover up fraud, theft, and human rights violations committed by its own high-ranking officials.
Today, the Canadian Parliament will hear testimony concerning the torture and tragic death in detention of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who uncovered the largest corporate tax fraud in Russian history, identified the senior Russian perpetrators, and paid for it with his life. One might wonder: What is the Canadian connection to all this?