03/24/2014 01:05 EDT | Updated 03/24/2014 01:59 EDT

Russia Ban Includes Chrystia Freeland And Irwin Cotler And They Don't Seem To Mind


Many of the 13 Canadians banned by Russia Monday say they're actually quite honoured by the move.

Liberal MPs Chrystia Freeland and Irwin Cotler were both on the list issued today by Moscow in retaliation for Canadian sanctions over Ukraine. Freeland, whose mother helped draft the Ukrainian constitution in the 1990s, tweeted that she was "in good company".

Liberal MP and human rights activist echoed Freeland's sentiment.

Conservative MP James Bezan also didn't mind being singled out.

And Tory MP Dean Allison didn't seem too upset either.

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