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International, Politics

Canada sanctions Russian, South Sudanese and Venezuelan officials under new Magnitsky Act

Less than three weeks after Canada became the fourth country in the world to adopt its version of the Magnitsky Act, Ottawa unveiled a new sanction list targeting 52 individuals in Russia, South Sudan and Venezuela suspected of corruption and» 

International, Politics

Former Canadian justice minister to look into possible crimes against humanity in Venezuela

A veteran Canadian politician and human rights campaigner has been appointed to a panel of international experts that will examine evidence collected on possible crimes against humanity committed in Venezuela, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Friday. Professor Irwin Cotler,» 

International

Canada condemns arrests of Venezuelan opposition leaders

Canada is “gravely alarmed” by the detention of two of Venezuela’s opposition leaders who were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by state security agents on Tuesday, said Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. Antonio Ledezma and» 

International, Politics

Canada condemns Venezuela’s ‘undemocratic’ vote but won’t join U.S. sanctions yet

The Liberal government “denounces and condemns” Sunday’s vote for a new legislative superbody in Venezuela that gives President Nicolas Maduro sweeping powers to reshape the country’s political system but will not follow the Trump administration in imposing sanctions on the» 

International, Politics

Canada calls on Venezuela to cancel Constituent Assembly vote

Canada is calling on Venezuela’s socialist government to scrap the Sunday’s vote for a Constituent Assembly that will be tasked with rewriting the country’s constitution but Ottawa remains mum on whether it will join U.S. sanctions on high-ranking Venezuelan officials.» 

International

Canada concerned by attack on Venezuelan parliament

Canada is “deeply troubled” by today’s violence against Venezuela’s democratically-elected National Assembly, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement. Ottawa’s reaction comes after dozens of government supporters burst into the opposition-controlled congress, attacking lawmakers and journalists in the» 

International, Politics

Canada’s policy in Venezuela is ‘anything but neutral,’ says national labour coalition

The Liberal government’s approach to championing human rights and security in the Americas is one-sided and selective, says a Canadian labour and civil society coalition. Common Frontiers, an umbrella group of labour and civil society organizations, says Canada needs to play» 

International, Politics

Labour and civil society coalition slams Canada’s Venezuela policy

A Canadian coalition of labour groups and civil society activists is calling on the federal government to rethink its policy towards the deepening crisis in Venezuela and stop supporting radical elements of the opposition who have vowed to overthrow the» 

International, Politics

Canada ‘very troubled’ by proposed constitutional changes in Venezuela

Concerned by the escalating political and economic crisis in Venezuela, Ottawa is urging the Venezuelan government and the opposition to settle their difference peacefully, taking into account “the legitimate concerns of the Venezuelan people.” At least 36 people have been» 

International, Politics

Politics Today – March 8, 2015

On this edition of Politics Today RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda reports on the latest major legislative announcement, this time tough new crime legislation, to be made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper outside of the House of Commons. He also reports on»