Among the 100 includes author Margaret Atwood, journalists, politicians, and CBC’s Leading International Correspondent Christopher Brown. They join a long list of Canadians that were already barred from entering Russia such as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland and former Alberta premier Jason Kenney.
The list, posted on The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation’s website, only included the announcement in Russian.
“In response to the ongoing practice of imposing sanctions by the regime of Prime Minister J. Trudeau against the Russian leadership, politicians and parliamentarians, representatives of the business community, experts and journalists, cultural figures, as well as anyone whom the Canadian Russophobic authorities consider objectionable, entry is closed on the basis of reciprocity for 100 Canadian citizens,” the Google translation read.
The ever-growing list of Canadians banned from entering Russia now hovers near 1000 Canadians, mostly politicians or journalists covering the Russo-Ukrainian War.
In addition to acting, earlier this year Carrey guested as the radio DJ on The Weeknd’s album Dawn FM. He resisted the request from his fellow Canadian at first.
“He put it to me that he was doing this thing that was the radio station in purgatory, and I was like, ‘I love you, but I don’t want to do any work.’ And he said, ‘You know, you can just do it into your iPhone like that, it’s broadcast quality,’” Carrey recalled.