Category Archives: Iranian sanctions

Canada’s Iranian Immigrants Could See Reprieve As EU Court Strikes Down SWIFT Embargo

According to an article by Jon Matonis in Forbes, the General Court of the EU has ruled that European Union sanctions against two of Iran’s largest private banks, Bank Mellat and Bank Saderat, must be reversed, due to lack of … Continue reading

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Ontario Judge Freezes Iran’s Canadian Embassy and Other Assets

A judge in Ontario has frozen three properties found to belong to Iran, including the building that housed Iran’s former embassy in Ottawa and Iran’s former cultural centre in Toronto, according to a story by the National Post: Three properties … Continue reading

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Iranian Immigrants Being Singled Out For Extra Scrutiny by Canadian Government

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said this week that Iranians applying for immigration to Canada are being “rigorously” screened by the Canadian government for links to the Iranian political leadership. Kenney cited the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), saying it … Continue reading

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TD Bank Says it is Looking to Reverse Closure of Some Iranian-Canadians’ Accounts

After a maelstrom of criticism for closing the bank accounts of dozens of Canadians of Iranian descent, in some cases with little to no explanation, TD Bank announced this week that it is looking to address the complaints and handle its enforcement of … Continue reading

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Iranian-Canadians Outraged as at least 100 Accounts Closed by TD Bank

After a report last week by the Ottawa Citizen detailing the case of several Iranian-Canadians who had their bank accounts closed by TD Bank with little to no explanation, it has emerged that the scale of the closures is much … Continue reading

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