MP Urges Government to Fast-Track Magnitsky-Style Legislation

Conservative MP James Bezan speaks during question period in the House of Commons on June 8, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)
Conservative MP James Bezan speaks during question period in the House of Commons on June 8, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

Legislation that would impose sanctions on human rights violators around the world, deny them visas, and seize their assets may soon be passed in Canada...

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  • File photo shows dog searches for food along a highway median on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, where a dog-mauling killed a 3-year-old boy. Leaders on the Little Grand Rapids reserve in Manitoba are planning a cull of stray dogs after the recent mauling death of a 24-year-old woman. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing)

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  • Pipes destined for the Keystone XL pipeline, should it ever go ahead, are stacked in Gascoyne, North Dakota, April 22, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Alex Panetta)

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  • Auditor general Michael Ferguson speaks during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on May 16, 2017. Canada's temporary foreign worker program is rife with oversight problems that appear to have allowed lower-paid international workers to take jobs that out-of-work Canadians could fill, Ferguson’s report found. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

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  • Daniel Debow (2nd L) speaks on a panel about Canadian tech featuring Tony Bailetti (C), Janet Bannister (2nd R), Harley Finkelstein (far R), and moderated by Globe & Mail reporter Sean Silcoff (far L) at Shopify's Elgin Street office in Ottawa, Canada on May 15, 2017. (Rahul Vaidyanath/Epoch Times)

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  • Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill on Feb. 16, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

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  • Conservative MP Peter Kent, co-chair of Parliamentary Friends of Falun Gong, speaks at a celebration on Parliament Hill marking the 25th anniversary of Falun Gong, May 9, 2017. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    MPs Applaud Falun Gong and Adherents’ Peaceful Advocacy Amid Adversity

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  • MP Peter Kent speaks at a press conference in support of efforts to secure the release of Canadian citizen Qian Sun detained in China for her practice of Falun Gong, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 9, 2017. (Jonathan Ren/NTD Television)

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  • NAFTA was among the issues discussed when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13, 2017.  The existence of the trade agreement is now in the balance. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    The Pros and Cons of NAFTA

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  • FA-18 Super Hornets sit on the flight deck of the USS George Washington during joint military drills in South Korea's East Sea on July 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lee Jung-hoon)

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  • Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr during question period in the House of Commons on Feb. 9, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

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  • B.C. Green party leader Andrew Weaver speaks to supporters at the Delta Ocean Pointe on election night in Victoria, B.C., on May 10, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

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  • The identification card of Chinese-Canadian Falun Gong practitioner Sun Qian. (The Epoch Times)

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