18 countries under Canadian sanctions
Syria is only the latest country to run afoul of Canadian foreign policy
Syria and North Korea are among 18 countries currently facing economic restrictions.
Here's a current list of countries subject to Canadian sanctions, with links to the rationale and details of the particular sanctions imposed from the website of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada:
- Burma (also known as Myanmar)
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- North Korea
- Sierra Leone (currently being repealed)
In addition to these countries, Canada also participates in a sanctions regime in accordance with the United Nations Act to help stop terrorist organizations from operating internationally.
The UN maintains a special list of individuals, entities and organizations affiliated with the al-Qaeda terrorist network who face strict sanctions based on their documented terrorist activities.
Canada also maintains its own list of banned terrorist entities, including al-Qaeda, that are subject to specific Canadian restrictions, including a freeze on their assets and a ban on all fundraising activities.