House of Commons Debates
Statements by Members
Monday, June 11, 2018
1st Session • 42nd Parliament
Volume 148 • Number 312
Mr. Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, I join all Members in welcoming to Canada a delegation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, led by First Vice-Speaker Iryna Gerashchenko and the Co-chair of the Ukraine-Canada Parliamentary Friendship Group, Ivan Krulko.
The delegation is here to advance the special and strategic relationship between Canada and Ukraine, based on historic bonds that extend over 125 years and rooted in the 1.4 million strong Ukrainian-Canadian community.
Building upon the unanimously passed Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement and the Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Agreement, as well as the military assistance provided through Operation UNIFIER, jointly we will be discussing Ukraine’s security, human and economic development, and its Euro-Atlantic integration.
To our Verkhovna Rada friends, Canada’s Parliament stands shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine during this time of Russian military aggressions and occupation.
Slava Ukraini! Slava Kanadi!