Russia Retaliates; Sanctions 13 Canadian Officials

Tyler Durden's picture

With the list of high-ranking US officials running dry, it appears Russia has turned its attention, in the tit-for-tat sanction battle, to Canada. Following Canada's sanctions against 10 top Russian an Ukrainian officials last week, Russia has placed travel bans on 13 Canadian lawmakers and officials.


The list includes aides to PM Harper and the head of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, and is, according to Russia's foreign minister, a response to the "unacceptable action by the Canadian side that has inflicted serious damage to bilateral relations."


Russia announced on Monday that it was barring 13 Canadian officials, lawmakers and public figures from the country in retaliation for sanctions imposed by Canada over Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Full list of persons sanctioned indicated on the Foreign Ministry's website :

1. Christine Hogan -  ‎Foreign & Defence Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister at Privy Council Office

2. Wayne G.Wouters - public servant and Clerk of the Cabinet. Canada's most senior civil servant.

3. Jean-Francois Tremblay - Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office

4. Andrew Sheer - Canadian Member of Parliament and the Speaker of the House of Commons. At age 32, he became the youngest person to serve in this capacity in Canadian parliamentary history

5. Peter Van Loan - Canadian politician who is the Member of Parliament for the electoral district of York—Simcoe. He has been the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons since May 18, 2011

6. Raynell Andreychuk - Canadian Senator, lawyer, and former judge and diplomat

7. Dean Allison - Canadian politician. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2004 federal election for the new riding of Niagara West—Glanbrook

8. Paul Dewar - Canadian educator and politician from Ottawa, Ontario. He is the New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for the riding of Ottawa Centre

9. Irwin Cotler - Member of Parliament for Mount Royal. He served as the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada from 2003 until the Liberal government of Paul Martin lost power following the 2006 federal election.

10. Ted Opitz - Canadian politician and a retired Canadian Forces Lieutenant-Colonel who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election.

11. Christia Freeland - Canadian writer, journalist and politician. Freeland has served in various editorial positions with the Financial Times, The Globe and Mail and Thomson Reuters, where she was the managing director and editor for consumer news before she announced her resignation to run for the Liberal Party nomination in the by-election to replace Bob Rae as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre.

12. James Bezan - Canadian politician. In 2004, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Conservative.

13. Paul Grod - President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress


Intriguingly, they sanctioned 13 Canadians and only 9 Americans...?!

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dcj98gst's picture

All precursers to war.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Uh-oh, when is make threat on Canadianers, you are know Putin is serious mad! No borsch for you!

Manthong's picture

Everything is cool as long as Canada does not ban the export of Molson Canadian to Russia in retaliation.

Things could get serious then.

fonestar's picture

fonestar is surprised our yappy attack dog Baird did not make the list?

Harbanger's picture

Fonestar is lucky canadian not putin list.

q99x2's picture

Lindsey Graham wasn't on the list because pussies are known to cower and hide.

Siniverisyys's picture

Who can drink that piss anyway

unrulian's picture

Man up Siniv... let me guess; if it isn't Coors light amber colored water it's piss.

Siniverisyys's picture

There's more to this world than Molson and Coors! Look toward Belgium!

kliguy38's picture

If Putin is serious mad then he takes away the Russian women from the Canadianers.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Russia bride is important component of economy.

The Big Ching-aso's picture

Tit for Tats Tat for Tits eventually somebody's gonna get a nipple in the eye.

Harbanger's picture

America bride is return for damage goods is not help export economy.

manofthenorth's picture

Welcome to Monday. I poached this from a comment thead on an AP article. Luaghed my ass off and had to share with ZHers.


Fred & ol' Butch

Fred was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young 'pullets,' and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs. He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.

This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters.

Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing.

Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

Fred's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all!

When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.

To Fred's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring.

He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

Fred was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Brisbane City Show and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the "No Bell Piece Prize," but they also awarded him the "Pullet Surprise" as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention.

Vote carefully in the next election, you can’t always hear the bells.

Rory_Breaker's picture


thanks for sharing man!

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

The embarrassment that the canadian government has become knows no bounds, at least in the marginally functioning assemblage of ganglions located between my ears. Between the political pandering to certain occupied lands, and Harper's insistence on being that guy who has to try extra hard to toe the international line to make him look tough and cool, to our failed multicultural immigration program, to the police state emerging, to the increasingly pedophile friendly machinations in Ottawa speading - I'd like Ukraine to settle down so I can huury up and move to the eastern region.


As fonestar states, the list is remarkable by some notable absences.


p.s. In other news, our nerd in chief is in an embarrassingly wack band and the drummer  is charged with secual assault.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Perhaps, if that's the case, China is our "ace in the hole".  The oligarchs in China and the West have been on the same page since 1971...

They will have a world where everyone works for chinese wages, if we let them...

hedge accordingly.

yogibear's picture

China has little interest to keep the debt ridden west afloat. It's a liberal and Wall Street pipe dream.

Now that China has gained the manufacturing and technology it's time for China to join it's comrade, Russia. Both Russia and China are next to each other.

Russia wants China to be the world's reserve currency. Time for the countries to take away the reserve currency title from the US. 

LawsofPhysics's picture

Please, China wants nothing to do with the reserve currency.  Much much easier to manipulate "markets" when you are not under a microscope. 

If you really believe that China hasn't been out-printing the rest of the world, I know of some apartments and bridges for sale that I am sure would interest you.

vyeung's picture

yes, they printed alot of Yuan to suppress the appreciation and to lift exports. But you are dead wrong to assume that China wishes to continue such path. They are right now doing everything to rein in the shadow banking mechanism and to clean up the mess that was created via QE. Why do you think various indicators are contracting? If China were to play ball with the US, the rounds of musical chairs would probably still have some way to go, but that is not the case. Also, since musical chairs is coming to an end, "HE WHO HOLDS THE GOLD MAKES THE RULE" will no doubt appear. The West need to realize that the currents have changed and a new financial system is in the works and will no doubt have a difficult birth due to the obstacles presented by the West, but be in NO DOUBT, it will appear. Why do you think you have the Ukraine conflict (democracy, pls don't make me laugh)? Why do you think the Arab spring was created (democracy/freedom of speech - yea right)? Why is there now protest in Taiwan about the trade deal strut with China (timings about perfect after China reaffirms its allegiance to Russia)? Why all the fuss about that stupid island between China, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines etc. Its the SIS/MI6/CIA apparatus working overtime to delay the reset. Look at the USDX, its dying, even the ESF can't prop it up forever. After they tapered an additional $10B it spiked to around 80.4, just a few days and its bleeding below 80 again. All Russia has to do is announce that payment for oil/natgas can be in any CCY+gold and the USD is finished, NUKED. To the people that designed the system, they don't give a rats because they are positioned with the conflict in mind. Only the SHEEP think that this is a US/RUSSIA/CHINA issue. Its not, the families that control in the shadows are the only winners. So sad though, the world has been duped so many time by these brilliant minded scum that even today there is not a critical mass of NON-SHEEP to remove the true evil of the world. SAD, VERY SAD.

StupidEarthlings's picture

This +100.

What people dont seem to realize is when the reset and equalization comes, the wages in china wont increase. .the wages for the rest decrease to meet china.

Now divide that across the board and do the math on what wages will be.

We will long for the days of when people made what chines factory workers made in 2014.


If ever manufacturing comes back to the rest of the will be a little more equal than it is now. sucks...for the west.


McMolotov's picture

It's like Oprah: "You get a sanction! And you get a sanction! And you get a sanction!"

Dr. Engali's picture

1+ lol.... Where's my sanction? I'm entitled to a sanction damn it!

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

You like you are sanction? You are can keep sanction!

Harbanger's picture

Oprah is care only if can keep sandwich.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

The truly sad part comes when they find out ( like on ORCAH's program ) they have to pay taxes on the sanctions that they can't afford.

lolmao500's picture

Is it me or saying this is giving Putin the go ahead??

Obama deputy natsec advisor Tony Blinken: US unlikely to prevent an invasion of Ukraine, which is not part of NATO

magpie's picture

Obama pretends he is George H,W. Bush, Putin is Saddam and Crimea Kuwait.

The power of nostalgia.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

What Barry is really say:

"You are like your Crimea? You are can keep your Crimea!"

ACP's picture

And it'll be the first time Obama actually keeps his promise

NoDebt's picture

How did Canada get mixed up in this?

PeakOil's picture

Our illustrious PM - Harper, truly a legend in his own mind, is a rabidly pro ziocon stooge.

oddjob's picture

You can thank the lobotomized electorate in Calgary west.

unrulian's picture

I'm a Canuck as well and I agree. The problem here, (largely the same everywhere) is the prozioconstooge that he is, atleast he is shrinking the budget, and is very marginally non-antigun as shown by eliminating the federal long-gun registry, What are our options? Imagine a Trudeau government or a worse an NDP or Green. We are screwed

CPL's picture

The only question remains.

Why is there a need for Ottawa anymore?  There isn't. 

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

Actually I think Greens would really rapidly shrink the government, the budget, none of the others.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

Our ignoble chubby chasing ( I met one of his former dalliances at the rose & crown in calgary some years ago who looked like a bloated sheepdog in drag ) nerd in chief went to the Ukraine in try hard fashion to show what a badass he is.


HEre he is with the stooge of ukraine, arseniy "the AIDS victim" yatsenyuk. In othernews why does that little bonhunk twizzler always look unshaven and disheveled?

Bonapartist's picture

Sanctioning Canandians? Who cares.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Sanction is just excuse for shoot down Canadia goose for dinner when enter Russia air space.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

I saw 5 just blithlely sitting in a fallow gran field while in lethbridge on the weekend but I only had a collapsible police baton handy. I settled on a donair.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Donair is sound like humorous air fill toroid pastry...

Dr. Engali's picture

Next up the Canadians retaliate with  little weenie tweets about things they can't do in Russia.

krispkritter's picture

I thought Bieber was the little weenie tweet?  Can we sanction Canada until they take all their singers back?

Dan The Man's picture

Now THAT would be war.


Bieber is YOUR problem now.  Lol.

unrulian's picture

Exactly, who wants Bieber, Celine, Avril, Nickleback, Barenaked Ladies, Buble, Furtado, can keep 'em 

litemine's picture

The List of America's that would be on my List would take a long time to type but, Bieber...

You can Keep to listen/read about , between watching "Naked and Scared in Detroit".

Dan The Man's picture

Now really....we're joining in if you'd care to view the comments....Good....Fkng.....sir.


Harper should stay out of it...the putz.