Story just appeared in the National Post:
“Canada will consider the embassy’s request for renewal of his accreditation once it has received written confirmation that Eritrea has complied in full with the department’s expectations … and therefore the consulate has effectively ceased to collect the 2% ‘recovery and rehabilitation’ tax and the donation for national defence,” read the note, a copy of which the National Post obtained.
“If Mr. O. Micael continues to carry out tax solicitation and tax collection activities in spite of Canada’s express disapproval and view that such activities are incompatible with the normal performance of consular functions, it will expect a notification from the Ministry stating that such person has been recalled from Canada.”
Note to US Senators if you go ahead with Passport “revocation” bill you will essentially be forcing US Consular Personal in Canada to do the EXACT same thing Eritrean officials were almost booted out of the country over. I do have to say it interesting the Canada took such strong steps against Eritrea especially compared to the US and the FATCA G5 countries notwithstanding the resolution of the UN Security Council. A principled Canadian foreign policy perhaps.