A delegation from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) met with the Honourable Candice Bergen, PC., M.P, Leader of the Official Opposition. Ms. Bergen was joined by the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, PC, MP, Shadow Minister for National Defence, and Honourable Michael Chong, PC, M.P, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs.
The UCC delegation, led by UCC National President Alexandra Chyczij, briefed Ms. Bergen, Ms. Findlay, and Mr. Chong on the current situation with Russia’s war on Ukraine, and thanked Ms. Bergen, Ms. Findlay, and Mr. Chong for their strong position in support of the Ukrainian people as they defend themselves from Russia’s unprovoked, vicious and brutal aggression.
“The UCC is grateful to Ms. Bergen and the Official Opposition for taking the time to meet us during this extraordinarily trying time for Ukraine,” stated Chyczij. “The UCC will continue to work with all political parties to ensure strong support for the Ukrainian people in their courageous defence of their liberty, and to ensure that the war criminals in the Kremlin face international justice for their crimes against humanity.”
The UCC delegation shared the UCC’s recommendations for immediate action in support of Ukraine:
– Enforcement of a no-fly zone over Ukrainian territory to protect civilians from Russia’s indiscriminate bombardment and rocket attacks against cities;
– A full trade embargo on Russia;
– Immediate provision of anti-air, anti-rocket, and naval weapons to Ukraine;
– Expediting the refugee process, simplifying family reunification and visa-free travel.