Ukraine: Bring these People to Canada Now

I am blessed to have grown up with the descendants of Ukrainian immigrants who came to Canada after the pogroms visited on Ukraine by the Soviet regime after World War II. I delivered a statement in the House of Commons regarding the Ukrainian Crisis.

 



Mr. Speaker:

I am blessed to have grown up with the descendants of Ukrainian immigrants who came to Canada after the pogroms visited on Ukraine by the Soviet regime after World War II.

Those families and culture are integral to our heritage. We all rejoiced when Ukraine joined the realm of free nations three decades ago.

Witnessing the carnage brought on Ukraine by Putin hits home.  Friends are asking for help in processing family and close connections that are doing what every family would in this situation – finding safety – and hoping Canada can offer that.

My friend – Zsolt Vigh whose family fled communism and sought refuge here – has raised tens of thousands of dollars to help Ukrainians find safety.  He is also working with Calgary companies to facilitate temporary solutions for those who cannot yet reach Canada. 

We have everything we need to help.  Homes, resources, the means – and a tightknit community with the people that need us.  Stop the delays.  Bring these people to Canada now.