September 28th, 2015

NDP REALITY CHECK: On Russia Harper is All Talk and No Action

Once again Stephen Harper is posing for the cameras, talking tough about Russia – but what is his real record?

To bring pressure on Putin, the United States and our allies have placed sanctions on three influential business magnates with very close ties to the Russian president.

  • Sergey Chemezov (CEO, Rostec Corporation)
  • Igor Sechin (CEO, oil company Rosneft)
  • Vladimir Yakunin (President, Russian Railways)

But these three are not on Canada’s list.

So while Stephen Harper talks about principles, too often they’re principles of political convenience.

We need an experienced, principled leader with the strength of conviction to do the right thing.