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e-760 (International sanctions)

Initiated by Khue-Tu Nguyen from Burnaby, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • Canada should not be used by those foreign nationals who grossly violated internationally recognized human rights, as a safe haven for themselves and their families, or to hide away the proceeds from their illicit activities;
  • The U.S. has promulgated the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, Estonia has adopted a similar law, and Great Britain and Norway are considering actions, aiming at establishing restrictive measures towards those who violated internationally recognized human rights. It is expected that other countries which value respect for human rights will follow suit;
  • As Canada celebrates its sesquicentennial (150th) birthday, there is no gift to those who aspire respect for human rights everywhere in the world more precious than a law passed by its Parliament to promote respect for human rights; and
  • Officials in the Communist regime in Vietnam systematically violate human rights by brutally suppressing political dissidents. They should also be subject to the restrictive measures called for in both Bill S-226 and Bill C-267.
We, the undersigned, citizens and permanent residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to pass Bill S-226 and Bill C-267, also known as the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law).
Government response tabled on September 18, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-109-02)
Open for signature
January 11, 2017, at 3:03 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 11, 2017, at 3:03 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
James Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman)
May 29, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01389)
Government response tabled
September 18, 2017
Photo - James Bezan
Conservative Caucus