Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his work on this file.
Canada is increasingly concerned by the actions taken by the Iranian authorities and will increase sanctions immediately.
Canada is extending existing sanctions against five entities and three individuals in Iran.
Canada has taken aggressive action and has been among the toughest with sanctions against Iran in the world. In fact, Canada has sanctions that cover the known leadership, the Iranian revolutionary guard. It blocked virtually all financial transactions with Iran, including those with the central bank.
Canada will continue to work with the growing list of like-minded countries to limit Iran's ability for further undercut global peace—