Canada imposes further sanctions on Maduro regime in Venezuela

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May 30, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

In response to the illegitimate and anti-democratic presidential elections held in Venezuela on May 20, Canada today announces further sanctions on key figures in the Maduro regime.

Under the Special Economic Measures Act, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, is today announcing targeted sanctions against an additional 14 individuals responsible for the deterioration of democracy in Venezuela. The measures are consistent with Canadian principles and values and aim to maintain pressure on the Venezuelan government to restore constitutional democracy and respect for democratic and human rights.


“These sanctions send a clear message that the Maduro regime’s anti-democratic behaviour has consequences. Today’s announcement is evidence of our commitment to defending democracy and human rights around the world and our rejection of Venezuela’s fraudulent presidential elections. Canada is as determined as ever to support the people of Venezuela as they seek a more peaceful, democratic and prosperous future.”

- Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs

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