South Africa and selective economic sanctions a Canadian perspective

This document describes economic measures against South Africa from a Canadian perspective. As a respected Western voice on international issues, Canada has increasingly been approached on the issue of South Africa, and it has a degree of influence among interested governments. This document discusses various selective measures against apartheid by the Canadian government under Brian Mulroney, the internal constituencies for Canadian sanctions implementation, and the economic cost to Canada of implementing selective sanctions. Further, it deals with Canada as a role model for American, British and EEC sanctions implementation, and finally suggests an agenda for escalating South African Government options for a national process of political negotiation.