Ian Verner Macdonald (January 19, 1925 – June 28, 2022) was a Canadian trade diplomat and entrepreneur, known for his controversial associations with far-right figures and groups.Career diplomat and advocate
Macdonald served as Canada's senior trade commissioner in Sri Lanka], the United States, and Lebanon in the 1970s.As President of the Iraqi-Canadian Friendship Association in the 1990s, he spoke at conferences in Montreal, Moscow and Baghdad opposing the sanctions and the use of depleted uranium munitions against Iraqi civilians.In 1984, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigated allegations that Macdonald had given confidential Canadian trade documents to the government of Iraq.Associations
In 1987, Macdonald, who had business dealings with Libya since 1970, was asked by Palestinian-American Mousa Hawamda, a Libyan agent, to organise a Canadian delegation to Tripoli to commemorate the American bombing of Libya the previou
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