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Wow. Our sleepy polite neighbor to the north has been awoken. They are not messing around.

First, their Parliament condemned Trump for his post G7 diatribe directed at PM Justin Trudeau. Now they are considering SANCTIONING Donald Trump and his businesses in retaliation for his tariffs imposed for “national security” reasons and thereby insulting Canada

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday that she is open to using a law normally reserved for leaders responsible for human rights violations to impose retaliatory sanctions on the Trump Administration. Those sanctions would target the administration itself rather than the American people.

The Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, also known as the Magnitsky law, would allow Ottowa (to impose travel bans and asset freezes on foreign leaders. Regina-Lewvan MP Erin Weir proposed the measure during a Question Period with Freeland earlier this week. Weir noted that the law might be particularly useful because Trump has “made himself vulnerable” by maintaining personal business interests.

According to the Canadian Magazine ​Macleans, Freeland did not reject the idea of specific sanctions of Trump’s business interests, which reach 144 companies in 25 countries.

​The Magnitsky Act, passed last year, has been used against 52 foreign nationals in Russia, Venezuela and South Sudan and can be ordered when a “foreign national has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material or technological support for, or goods or services in support of” corrupt actions.…

MP Weir:

This is ironic and appropriate since The Magnitsky Act is the “adoptions” issue that the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting was supposedly about. And, the act has been used against the likes of Vova Putin, Trump’s new BFF, and Trump is now a great admirer of human rights violator Kim Jong Un, on his way to becoming one himself.

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  1. Whatever it takes!The infestation will corrode anything related to human rights and health & welfare wherever they may be that the self-serving SOB can reach.

  2. Our good neighbor to the North has really come through in what could well be a valid way to do a lot of damage to tRump and the GOP, without hurting us regular people, which is going to win him a LOT of good PR! This could be history making, folks, and if other countries could come up with similar things, well … just maybe stalemate!

    Canada has never done anything intentionally harmful to the people of our great country and I think they feel our pain too.

  3. Thank you Canada ….we Americans honor and respect your decision to , and indeed welcome, your commitment to enforce the Magnitsky act against this criminal…Justin Trudeau…you are a great man!

  4. I think its a good idea for Canada to sanction Trump and his businesses. Follow the money. Taking his businesses to court would be the best punishment for the corrupt guy. He is heartless and pure evil.


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