- Offered strong statements of support and was the first nation to ban Russian oil imports.
- Provided Ukrainian military with high-tech specialized equipment.
- Lags behind in sanctioning Russian financial sector, and isolating Russia diplomatically.
- Is capable of providing more military aid to Ukraine.
Providing military support for Ukraine, composed of four key categories:
- Ground Forces Support (e.g. small arms, defensive equipment, anti-tank)
- Air Defense Support
- Communications Support
- Cyber Intelligence Support
- Sent military aid for Ukraine, includung 4,500 M72 LAW light anti-tank weapons, 100 Carl Gustaf 8.4cm recoilless rifle launchers, 4 M777 howitzers and ammunition, including guided Excalibur rounds, 7,500 hand grenades, $1 million for the purchase of high resolution satellite imagery, $550 million military aid package in specialized equipment, including Canadian-made cameras for surveillance drones.
Financial & Institutional Sanctions
Identifying sanctions impacting the Russian economy as a whole, including banks, sovereign debt, industry, access to global markets, etc.
- Froze assets under their jurisdiction associated with Russia’s central bank and supported cutting off certain Russian banks from the SWIFT bank messaging system.
- Banned export of support services for Russian oil, gas and chemical industries.
- Canada should add more Russian banks to the black lists and restrict crypto assets from being used to get around the financial sanctions imposed on the banks.
Sanctions on Oligarchs, Kleptocrats, & Western Enablers
Sanctions on individuals in Putin's inner circle including:
- exposing & seizing their assets
- revoking their visas
- holding them legally accountable where possible
The goal is to convince these individuals that their futures would be better without Putin than with him.
- Sanctioned 1,070 Russian individuals and entities since Russia's invasion of Ukraine
- Proposed a new legislation that would redistribute frozen Russian assets on behalf of the war’s victims.
Measures taken to isolate Russia diplomatically (e.g. recall of ambassadors & diplomats, stripping Russia of its G20 membership, etc)
Canada has not expelled any Russian diplomats since the war erupted.
Combatting Putin's global propaganda network. While respecting freedom of speech, Putin should not be allowed to spread disinformation while Russia bans every single independent outlet. This measures countries' success in curbing Russian disinformation spread through Russia Today and other platforms.
- Canadian broadcasters are no longer allowed to distribute Russia's state-run broadcaster, RT, after the federal regulator found the programming has targeted Ukrainians during the ongoing Russian invasion.
- Canadians can still access RT online if they choose.
Replace Russian Energy
Replacing Russian energy exports with alternative energy sources. That includes increasing production and opening new sources from fracking to nuclear to renewables.
Canada banned imports of crude oil and petroleum from Russia.