North Korea subject to more sanctions by Canada

The Canadian government has enacted new sanctions, which took effect Friday, against North Korea.
A Japanese flag is burned by South Korean protesters during a rally denouncing Japan and North Korea in Seoul, South Korea, Monday. Thousands of war veterans attend the rally to celebrate the Aug. 15 Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945. (Lee Jin-man/Associated Press)

The Canadian government has enacted new sanctions against North Korea.

The Tories originally promised the measures last fall in response to the regime's involvement in the sinking of a South Korean navy ship in March 2010.

Three experts from the Canadian Navy had joined the multinational team that investigated the incident, which concluded the warship was sunk by a torpedo.

The new round of sanctions bans all exports and imports to North Korea as well as all new investment in the country.

It also bars the provision of financial services to North Korea and to persons in North Korea, though doesn't exclude personal remittances.

The sanctions also don't cover any humanitarian assistance or financial or other support provided by the Canadian government itself.

They are in addition to the Canadian government's controlled engagement policy with the country, which restricts official bilateral contact.

The sanctions came into effect on Friday.