Advertisement

Jim Carrey among Canadian celebrities, journalists barred from entering Russia

Click to play video: 'Canada supports jailed Putin opponent amid new sanctions on Russians'
Canada supports jailed Putin opponent amid new sanctions on Russians
WATCH: Canada supports jailed Putin opponent amid new sanctions on Russians – Oct 17, 2022

Russia‘s Foreign Ministry announced Monday that 100 Canadians have been added to the list of people banned from entering the country in response to sanctions against Russia by Canada.

A ministry statement said author Margaret Atwood, actor Jim Carrey and Amy Knight, a noted historian of the KGB, were on the banned list.

Read more: Canada sanctions 23 Russians, announces $500M military aid package for Ukraine

Read next: 2 kids killed, man charged with murder after bus crashes into Montreal-area daycare

The ministry said they and the other 97, many of whom are connected to ethnic Ukrainian organizations, were banned because of involvement in “formation of (Canada’s) aggressively anti-Russian course.”

Russia also included several journalists on its no-entry list, including Global News’ David Akin. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, former Quebec premier Jean Charest and former federal Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay were also named.

Advertisement

Sponsored content