A former premier of Alberta has been added to the list of over a thousand Canadians banned from entering Russia.
Russia's Foreign Ministry announced Monday that 100 more Canadians have been added to the list of people banned from entering the country.
Ed Stelmach, premier of Alberta between 2006 and 2011, was one of the names added. The ministry says Stelmach and the 99 others were banned because of involvement in the "formation of (Canada's) aggressively anti-Russian course."
Stelmach is the grandson of Ukrainian immigrants and is fluent in the Canadian dialect of Ukrainian. He was erroneously referred to by Russia's Foreign Ministry as the "former premier of Saskatchewan."
Stelmach, who lives in Lamont County, now joins actor Jim Carrey, author Margaret Atwood, and the MP for Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan, Garnett Genuis on the list.