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On November 22, 2022, Canada announced further amendments to the Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations (the “Regulations”) in response to the Belarusian regime’s role in “facilitating and enabling Russia’s illegal invasion and attempted annexation of Ukrainian territory”. These amendments list an additional twenty-two individuals and sixteen entities under Schedule 1 of the Regulations and took effect on November 17, 2022. There are now over 150 parties listed under Schedule 1 of the Regulations. Among the…

On November 19, 2022, Canada announced amendments to the Special Economic Measures (Haiti) Regulations (the “Regulations”) in response to the “egregious conduct of Haitian political elites who provide illicit financial and operational support to armed gangs”. These amendments list an additional three individuals under the Schedule of the Regulations and took effect on November 17, 2022. There are now eight individuals listed under the Schedule of the Regulations. All of the newly listed individuals are…

On November 16, 2022, Canada announced further amendments to the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations (the “Regulations”) in response to the Iranian regime’s “ongoing gross and systematic human rights violations and continued actions to destabilize peace and security”. These amendments list an additional six individuals and two entities under Schedule 1 of the Regulations and took effect on November 10, 2022. There are now over 250 parties listed under Schedule 1 of the Regulations. Among…

On November 14, 2022, Prime Minister Trudeau announced additional amendments to the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (the “Regulations”). These amendments target twenty-three individuals, identified as “members of the Russian justice and security sectors, including police officers and investigators, prosecutors, judges, and prison officials”. The sanctions took effect as of November 10, 2022. There are now over 1,090 individuals listed under Schedule 1 of the Regulations. The twenty-three individuals are listed in Part 1.1 of…