Members of the House of Commons voted on a bill this week called Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act and it is guaranteed to make Vladimir Putin livid.
The bill is Canada’s version of the Magnitsky Act, a series of laws named for a lawyer who died in Russian custody as he was investigating corruption. These laws target the property — the assets, the holdings, the wealth — of corrupt officials “who have committed gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.”
When MPs in Ottawa voted on Wednesday night, all parties stood in agreement. The bill passed unanimously.
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