Opinion

Stéphane Dion is right—we don’t need a Magnitsky Act, we need a rapprochement with Russia

If we wish to influence international events, then we must deal with the world as it is, not as we would like it to be. The deterioration of Russia-West relations over the past several years is not due to malice, but rather because of mutual misunderstanding.

Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion made headlines recently for resisting pressure to have Canada adopt a law targeting Russian human rights violators. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright.

By ZACH PAIKIN

PUBLISHED : Friday, May 27, 2016 9:23 AM

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