Canada imposes sanctions on Syrian leaders

BBC News

Canada has announced economic sanctions would be imposed against members of the Syrian government in response to the country’s crackdown on protesters.

The sanctions will prevent Syrian leaders from travelling to Canada and ban some trade between the two nations.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he was "gravely concerned" about Syria’s use of force against its people.

The US and EU have already imposed sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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