On behalf of my party, caucus and staff, I extend best wishes to the people of Ukraine as they celebrate Independence Day.
Over the past 21 years, Ukraine has come a long way. It’s one of the youngest democracies in the world and Ukrainian-Canadians have been contributing to the success of both Canada and their native Ukraine. It is a country with a rich culture and tradition and Canada appreciates their generosity, kindness and warmth.
Again, on behalf of all New Democrats, I extend my very best as you mark 21 years of independence.