Senator Ratna Omidvar, along with fellow World Refugee Council members Allan Rock and Fen Osler Hampson, spoke to the Canadian Press about a new bill she tabled that would allow the Canadian government to repurpose the frozen assets of dictators to help refugees and others who have suffered under their regimes.

"Senator Ratna Omidvar tabled the Frozen Assets Repurposing Act on Thursday with the support of Allan Rock, the former Liberal attorney general and justice minister who also served as a United Nations ambassador.

The bill builds on the recommendation and research of the World Refugee Council, an initiative of the Ontario-based Centre for International Governance Innovation, to put to constructive use the estimated $20 billion to $40 billion seized annually from corrupt officials around the world..."

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