As many of you know, on Saturday, the Canadian government bowed to Russian blackmail and issued a permit to allow the return of a sanctioned Nordstream 1 turbine to Russia via Germany. You can read a statement from Alexandra Chyczij, UCC National President, here:
Canada’s Government bows to Russian blackmail
Subsequently, the UCC learned that the permit allows not only the return of the sanctioned turbine that is currently in Canada, it extends to all NS1 turbines which might require servicing in Canada in future. This will allow the pipeline to function indefinitely and will finance Russia’s war machine which is committing genocide against the Ukrainian people.
Canada is not only contravening its policy of isolating Russia, it is also setting a dangerous precedent that will lead to the weakening of the sanctions regime imposed on Russia, and the increase of Russian energy terrorism and blackmail.
TELL PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU TO REVOKE THE PERMIT!
DON’T BOW DOWN TO RUSSIAN ENERGY TERRORISM!
Please call or write to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and your Member of Parliament to revoke the turbine permit! You can use the draft text below.
Phone Number for the Office of the Prime Minister: 613-957-5555
Phone number for Prime Minister Trudeau’s Constituency office: 514-277-6020
You can find the phone number for your Member of Parliament’s office here: https://www.ourcommons.ca/members/en
Prime Minister Trudeau’s email – email@example.com
Copy your Member of Parliament on the email – MPs emails are Firstname.Lastname@parl.gc.ca
Email Subject: Revoke the Nord Stream 1 permit!
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,
Your government has bowed to Russian energy blackmail by granting a permit to Siemens Canada to permit the return of sanctioned Nordstream 1 turbines to Russia via Germany. I urge you to revoke this permit immediately.
Russia is committing genocide against the Ukrainian people. By facilitating the ongoing servicing of NS1 turbines in Canada and their return to Russia you will enable this sanctioned pipeline to continue to finance the genocide of Ukrainians.
Instead of weakening sanctions on Russia, Canada should be strengthening them and providing Ukraine with more heavy weapons and economic aid to help Ukraine to defeat Russia.