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Canada’s Magnitsky Act Receives Royal Assent

Posted in Canada's Federal Government, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions

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.