(CBC News) Syria is only the latest country to run afoul of Canadian foreign policy
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird recently extended Canada’s economic sanctions against Syria. Canada also recently enacted new sanctions against North Korea.
Syria and North Korea are among 18 countries currently facing economic restrictions.
Here’s a current list of countries subject to Canadian sanctions, with links to the rationale and details of the particular sanctions imposed, from the website of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada: • Belarus • Burma (also known as Myanmar) • Côte d’Ivoire • Democratic Republic of the Congo • Egypt • Eritrea • Iran • Iraq • Lebanon • Liberia • Libya • North Korea • Sierra Leone (currently being repealed) • Somalia • Sudan • Syria • Tunisia • Zimbabwe
In addition to these countries, Canada also participates in a sanctions regime in accordance with the United Nations Act to help stop terrorist organizations from operating internationally. Read more here.