Tuesday, October 21st7.2°C
23836
22934

Opposition demands answers on two Russians not sanctioned by Canada

OTTAWA - The NDP and Liberals are demanding answers from the Conservative government over a decision not to sanction two Russian men with connections to Canadian companies.

The government has imposed sanctions on several dozen individuals with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

They are part of a broader package of sanctions imposed by Western countries in response to Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and the continuing unrest in eastern Ukraine.

The NDP asked in the House of Commons why Igor Sechin and Sergey Chemezov were not among those on the Canadian sanctions list.

Deepak Obhrai, parliamentary secretary to Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, brushed aside questions saying Canada's sanctions are intended to punish the Putin regime.

Both men are chief executives of Russian companies that have joint ventures or investments with Canadian firms.

"Why will the Conservatives not put Putin's buddies on the list?" asked NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar.

Liberal MP Irwin Cotler said he wants both men to face sanctions because "those decisions should not be guided by our commercial interests or our commercial relationships."

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

23021


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX14337.77+110.09
S&P CDNX811.351.22
DJIA16414.0614.39
Nasdaq4359.836+43.761
S&P 5001914.40+10.39
CDN Dollar0.8913+0.0054
Gold1253.00+8.30
Oil81.62+0.24
Lumber330.40-0.50
Natural Gas3.649-0.021

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.10-0.01
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.12+0.01
Cantex0.055-0.025
Anavex Life Sciences0.191+0.001
Metalex Ventures0.050.00
Russel Metals32.28-0.07
Copper Mountain Mining1.99+0.05
Colorado Resources0.15+0.005
ReliaBrand Inc0.0111-0.0019
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.060.00
Mission Ready Services0.450.00

 



22551

FEATURED Property
208444315 6200 Spencer road
5 bedrooms 3 baths
$368,800
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Keep it rubber side down

This time of year, I always worry about which friends of mine will get caught going off the road in adverse weather conditions. With a little preparation most accidents can be avoided. Having won the...


Big bank predicts rate hike

Photo: Thinkstock.comThe end of record-low rates is nigh, according to one major bank, which has taken a stance and predicted when the Bank of Canada will raise its long-standing overnight rate. &ldq...


Experts share strategies in Kelowna

The third week in October is “Small Business Week”, a week dedicated to supporting local, small businesses. The week was designed to bring awareness to Canadians about the role small busin...

_



23803

23545


Member of BC Press Council


22496