Pussy Riot and Canada

The need for Canadian Magnitsky legislation has now hit home. One of the members of Pussy Riot who has been found guilty of “hooliganism” in Moscow, Nadezda Tolokonnikova is a Canadian landed immigrant.

Canadian legislation that will place visa bans and asset freezes on Russian officials who violate human rights and engage in corruption will help protect activists like Pussy Riot in the future as many of the most corrupt Russian officials have substantial holdings in Canada.

Canada needs to take a stand on human rights and adopt Magnitsky!