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  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke today with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Prime Minister Harper congratulated Ukraine on its recently formed government, and encouraged Ukraine to be resolute in its pursuit of deep and robust reforms. 
    The Briefing Room
    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014
  • Restrictions on technologies used in Russia’s oil exploration and extractive sector
    Canada, along with its allies, is committed to putting pressure on the Russian economy with a view to pressing the Putin regime to cease undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. To this end, on December 19, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Canada will introduce restrictions on the export of technology in relation to Arctic, deep water and shale oil explorations and extraction to Russia. These actions complement similar measures being undertaken by the European Union and the United States.
    Backgrounders
    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014
  • Statement  by the Prime Minister of Canada announcing additional sanctions
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement announcing additional economic sanctions and travel bans against 20 Russian and Ukrainian individuals, and new export restrictions on technologies used in Russia’s oil exploration and extractive sector: “Since the onset of the conflict, the Putin regime has continuously violated the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.
    Statements
    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014
  • Expanded Sanctions List
    Canada is imposing additional economic sanctions and travel bans against the following Russian and Ukrainian individuals: Russian
    Backgrounders
    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014
  • The Government of Canada’s response to the situation in Ukraine
    The Government of Canada is taking important steps to support Ukraine and impose sanctions against those responsible for the ongoing crisis. January 26, 2014 Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, issued a news release recapping the successful visit to Ukraine which he led, and during which he expressed Canada’s ongoing concern about violations of basic freedoms and reinforced Canada’s commitment to the Ukrainian people. February 14, 2014
    Backgrounders
    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014
  • The Honourable Raymond P. Whalen
    The Honourable Raymond P. Whalen was born in Spaniard’s Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. He received a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick. He has been a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and a member of the Canadian Bar Association since 1979.
    Backgrounders
    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014
  • PM announces new appointment with respect to the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the following appointment:
    News Releases
    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014
  • The Honourable Eugene Rossiter
    The Honourable Eugene Rossiter was born in Morell, Prince Edward Island. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University. Justice Rossiter was called to the Bar of Prince Edward Island in 1978 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1991. After completing his studies, he worked as Associate and later as Partner at Stewart McKelvey law firm (formerly Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales) at their office in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, from 1979 to 2006.
    Backgrounders
    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014
  • PM announces appointment to the Tax Court of Canada
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the following appointment:
    News Releases
    Ottawa, Ontario - 19 December 2014
  • Advisory Committee Members
    Permanent Members Kevin Stewart MacLeod Kevin Stewart MacLeod is a native of Boularderie Island, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He studied at Boston University (Boston, Massachusetts) and Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario), and received both an under-graduate degree in history/political science and a graduate degree in international affairs. He also pursued studies at l’Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France).
    Backgrounders
    Ottawa, Ontario - 18 December 2014

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