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Canada imposes sanctions on Burma

16-Nov-2007 Intellasia | AFP | 5:15 AM Print This Post

Canada’s Foreign minister Maxime Bernier on Wednesday November 14 announced sweeping sanctions against Burma and its totalitarian rulers, saying “there is no more room for compromise with this odious regime.” He also said he would encourage Canada’s allies to follow suit with their own punitive measures to pressure Burma’s military junta to halt its repression of its political opposition.

“The regime in Burma is abhorrent to Canadian values (and) we are going to impose the toughest sanctions in the world,” Bernier said in a policy speech. “The repression in Burma has grown worse in the past weeks. People are being arrested, tortured and killed. Peaceful demonstrations by unarmed Buddhist monks were met with bullets,” he said. R

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