Nearly 1,000 Russians, including President Vladimir Putin, are now banned from entering Canada due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine that has been raging for several months.
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Senator Marc Gold has tabled a bill in the Senate that would give the Canada Border Services Agency the power to refuse entry to people who are subject to sanctions or deport them.
The Minister of Public Security and Emergency Preparedness may also decide on removal orders in place of the Department of Immigration.
Remember that since the start of the conflict last February, more than 1,000 Russian and Belarusian individuals have been sanctioned by Canada.