Anti-Putin campaigner Bill Browder is seeking all-party support to adopt a Canadian version of the U.S. Magnitsky Act. The Magnitsky Act freezes assets and bans visas of Russian human-rights violators. Bill Browder will be meeting with cabinet ministers, official from the Prime Minister’s Office and members of Parliament from all parties.
Both the Conservatives and the New Democrats say their parties would support such legislation. “The law speaks for itself and I think the law would align us quite properly with the United States,” Conservative deputy foreign affairs critic Peter Kent said.