Trudeau sanctions more Russians | CTV News



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is imposing sanctions on 35 more Russians and issuing bonds that people should buy to help the Ukrainian authorities.

Trudeau says the group being sanctioned contains leaders with Russian state-owned power firm Gazprom and 6 power sector entities.

The five-year Ukraine Sovereignty Bonds are to be provided to traders by Canadian banks and the cash might be channelled on to Ukraine by the International Monetary Fund.

The prime minister is in Winnipeg, the place the Congress of Ukrainian Canadians is holding a three-day assembly.

He’s additionally prone to hear a request from the Manitoba authorities for more cash to assist Ukrainians who’re fleeing the battle.

Premier Heather Stefanson says Manitoba is pleased to have welcomed nearly 12,000 Ukrainians for the reason that Russian invasion started final February.

But she says the province wants federal cash to assist pay for housing, well being care, schooling and different wants of the brand new arrivals.

Stefanson says Manitoba has welcomed more than 10 per cent of all Ukrainians who’ve entered Canada and has lower than 4 per cent of the nation’s inhabitants.

“They’re not declaring them as refugees and giving them refugee standing, and usually with that comes federal funding,” Stefanson mentioned of the federal authorities in an interview Thursday.

“They do have a job right here. They ought to have a job. And we have now been in discussions with them, however that is not going to cease us from doing what we’re doing (in supporting Ukrainians).”

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 28, 2022


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