Foreign Affairs Minister Chystia Freeland said the government has agreed to create a so-called Magnitsky Act that would expand Canada’s international sanctions law to target gross human rights violators.
Freeland announced the decision Wednesday night in the House of Commons.
“Human rights are a non-partisan issue, and I look forward to working with the opposition on this initiative,” Freeland said in a statment. “We will work closely with sponsors and all committee members to bring forward some technical amendments to strengthen the bill and ensure it can have maximum effectiveness.”
The move comes after the Commons foreign affairs committee agreed last month to …read more
Source: National Newswatch