The Honourable Erin O’Toole addresses #StandWithUkraine demonstration in Ottawa, February 24, 2023
March 31, 2023. OTTAWA, ON. Alexandra Chyczij, National President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) issued the following statement on the announcement by the Honourable Erin O’Toole (MP, Durham) that he will not seek re-election and will resign his seat at the end of the spring session of Parliament:
On behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian community, I thank Mr. O’Toole for his many years of exemplary public service to Canada and for his unequivocal support of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.
As a Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister, and Leader of the Opposition over the last ten years, Mr. O’toole was a reliable friend to the Ukrainian community in Canada and a strong advocate for Canadian support for Ukraine’s defence of its freedom in the face of Russia’s aggression. Most recently, in February Mr. O’Toole delivered poignant remarks on Parliament Hill at the Ottawa demonstration to mark one year of Russia’s genocidal war against Ukraine.
We thank Mr. O’Toole for his service and wish him success in all future endeavors. Дякуємо! До Зустрічі!