Today, at 1PM, Canada’s Magnitsky Act (known as Bill S-226 Bill S-226 “An Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights and to make related amendments to the Special Economic Measures Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act” (officially known as the “Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act”) received Royal Assent. It is the law in Canada. It is expected that a regulation will be published shortly with a list of names of persons sanctioned under Canada’s Magnitsky Act.
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Cyndee Todgham Cherniak is the founding lawyer of LexSage, a boutique international trade law and sales tax firm in Toronto, Ontario. She has practiced for almost 20 years at Canada’s top Bay Street law firms.
Su’s practice focuses on compliance whether dealing with cybersecurity/privacy or import/export. She deals with regulatory, civil and criminal issues. Her clients come to her for assistance to solve current challenges but also to identify and manage risk.