Mississauga politicans, Justin Trudeau, ‘blacklisted’ and barred from Russia


Published March 15, 2022 at 2:09 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Two Members of Parliament (MPs) from Mississauga have been sanctioned by Russia and now join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in being barred from that country.

Iqra Khalid who represents Mississauga-Erin Mills and Sven Spengemann of Mississauga-Lakeshore have made the blacklist along with other senior federal politicians in what is seen as a retaliatory move by the Russian Foreign Ministry (RFM) for economic sanctions placed by Canada on Russia following the invasion of Ukraine. No reason why Khalid and Spengemann are on the list while Mississauga MPs are not.

Calling the Canadian sanctions “Russophobic” and “feverishly imposed by Ottawa the RFM lists 313 Canadians deemed to be anti-Russian figures. Most on the list are elected officials from all political backgrounds including federal party leaders Jagmeet Singh of the NDP and (former leader) Conservative Erin O’Toole.

Singling out Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister of National Defence Anita Anand, the RFM says the sanctions are necessary because of the “outrageous hostility” of Canada “which has tested our patience for so long.”

The RFM added that Canadian sanctions against Russia will be to the detriment of Canadian interests and promised further retribution.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that began on Feb. 24 and continues has been largely condemned by most nations, many of which have also imposed their own sanctions on the Russian economy.





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