Skip to comments.Russia retaliates with sanctions on 13 Canadians
Posted on 03/24/2014 9:36:23 AM PDT by tcrlaf
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia announced on Monday that it was barring 13 Canadian officials, lawmakers and public figures in retaliation for sanctions imposed by Canada over Russia's annexation of Crimea.
The Canadians prohibited from entering Russia include aides to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, members of parliament and the head of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Paul Grod, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
"This step was taken in response to unacceptable actions by the Canadian side which have done serious damage to bilateral relations," the ministry said, adding that Canada "chose to ignore the free expression of will of Crimean residents."
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The banned Canadians
Andrew Scheer, Commons Speaker
Peter Van Loan, government House leader
Ted Opitz, Conservative MP
James Bezan, Conservative MP
Dean Allison, Conservative MP
Irwin Cotler, Liberal MP
Chrystia Freeland, Liberal MP
Paul Dewar, NDP MP
Wayne Wouters, clerk of the privy council
Jean-François Tremblay, deputy secretary to the cabinet
Christine Hogan, assistant secretary to the cabinet
Sen. Raynell Andreychuk
Paul Grod, national president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress
Our concern is whether Canada will follows the orders given by Washington after Maine secedes in either 2016 or 2018. While it is not a major concern, it is a concern since we are planning on using both US and Canadian currency as our primary monetary standards.
Did they also ban Justin Bieber?
Oh, come on now! Leave the poor Canadians alone. They’re not hurting anyone! In fact, they don’t have to since we’ll defend them.
Guild by association. By that standard, maybe we should freeze some China assets here? They seem to be OK with Russia these days. Oh, wait until Michelle gets back; they might not let her leave! Don’t want that!
They should have a trial in absentia against the lil’ wangsta, for international crimes against music.
I’m sure they are all broken up by this news. NOT! Though comrade Dewar of the NDP may be crying at his commune that his fellow travelers won’t let him visit.
I’ve never heard of these sanctions on individuals before Barry did them. Is this new or has this been doen before?
Terrance and Phillip shall fart on Moscow.
when this thing finally gets settled, we should make Putin take Dewar and Kotler on a permanent basis !
Is Putin doing this to make fun of Obama?
As in, you’re not even worth responding to directly?
No, but they're seriously considering Terry Jacks for being nekulturny.
I thought perhaps 13 hockey players who always cheap shot Malkin and Ovechkin.
Mark Steyn’s not on this list. Nor is William Shatner.
The Russkies are slipping a little bitsky.