SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIAN MEDIA ACTIVITIES AND PERSONALITIES IN CANADA

General information

General information on sanctions against Russia and against Belarus are to be found on the website of the Government of Canada

The site has aslo a reference page on  sanctions related to the occupied territories in Ukraine. 

Sanctions against Russia Today and RT France

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has published the 6 March 2022 a release of the Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2022-68. Review of the authorization to distribute Russia Today (RT) and RT France pursuant to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution

The Commission finds that the continued authorization for broadcasting distribution undertakings (BDUs) to distribute RT (formerly known as Russia Today) and RT France is not in the public interest as their content appears to constitute abusive comment since it tends or is likely to expose the Ukrainian people to hatred or contempt on the basis of their race, national or ethnic origin and that their programming is antithetical to the achievement of the policy objectives of the Broadcasting Act.

Accordingly, the Commission removes Russia Today and RT France from the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution. Canadian BDUs are no longer authorized to distribute these services in Canada.

The Commission also reminds Canadians that should they have concerns about these or any other services, they may submit complaints to the Commission along with evidence to support their positions.

Sanctions against Russian media personalities

The 6 August 2014  the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Canada published an Expanded Sanctions List listing 14 Russian personalities, including :

The 6 March 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Canada published an Amendement to the Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) 

The amemdement listed 8 personnalities under sanctions, including 4 peronalities in the media sector ; 

  1. Vladimir Rudolfovich SOLOVYOV (born in 1963), journalist on Rossiya 1

  2. Margarita Simonovna SIMONYAN (born in 1980), journalist on Rossiya 1

  3. Konstantin Lvovich ERNST (born in 1961), Head of the television channel Perskiy 1 

  4. Dmitry Sergeyevich PESKOV (born in 1967),  press secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin

Cyberteam. Igor Schegolev. Aide to the President of the Russian Federation. Moscow hosts the 1st All-Russian meeting of members of the "Cyberdruzhina" movement

Diplomatrutube, 27.4.2013
Video - Pavel Vagapov