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Canada plans to block members of Iranian regime, IRGC from entering country, Trudeau says


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the government is taking steps to make top members of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) inadmissible to Canada, after weeks of pressure from opposition and advocates to add the group to Canada's terrorist list.

Trudeau says the move will affect the top tiers of the IRGC and will be permanent

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is taking steps to prevent top members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from entering Canada.

The move comes after weeks of pressure on the government from opposition MPs and advocates to add the group to Canada's terrorist list.

Trudeau said the move would affect the top 50 per cent of the IRGC — roughly 10,000 members — and will be permanent.

Earlier this week, the government slapped sanctions on 34 Iranians and Iranian entities, including members of the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and morality police. Trudeau said Friday the government will be expanding sanctions.

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