Please cut and paste from below or click here to download: June.14.2022.Template to MPs Canada needs to Arm Ukraine
[INSERT MP NAME]
House of Commons
Dear Mr./Ms. [your MP’s name],
Dear Minister [if your MP is a Minister],
Re: Canada must provide more military aid to Ukraine now
As your constituent, I am writing to you to express my concern that Canada’s promised military aid to Ukraine to defend itself against brutal Russian aggression is not reaching Ukraine quickly enough.
For over 110 days, Russia has waged a genocidal war of aggression against Ukraine. In the first phase of the war, the Ukrainian army and people demonstrated their bravery and determination in defending their country and the freedom of Europe.
As the war enters a second, more lethal phase, Ukraine needs more help quickly. Ukraine is losing over 100 soldiers every day and needs heavy weapons and artillery to defend itself now. Ukraine’s Minister of Defence has asked for armoured vehicles, howitzers, multiple rocket launchers, ammunition, tanks and drones. The Ukrainian people can defeat Russia but they need the immediate help of Canada and our allies.
Canada can and should do more to support Ukraine. According to the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and other international experts, Canada’s military aid and assistance to Ukraine, proportionate to GDP, is far below that provided by the United States, the Baltic states, and other allies.
I ask that you call for a substantial increase in Canadian and Allied military aid to Ukraine and the immediate delivery of more weapons to Ukrainian soldiers.
[INSERT YOUR NAME]
[INSERT YOUR ADDRESS]