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August 24th, 2018

NDP statement on Ukrainian Independence Day

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement:

“Today, New Democrats are wishing the Ukrainian community in Canada and around the world the best as they celebrate Ukraine’s independence.

Ukrainian immigrants have made a big impact on our country’s culture, and in our communities. The presence of 1.3 million Canadians of Ukrainian descent across the country speaks to the connection between our two nations.

As we celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day with our Ukrainian neighbours and friends, let’s recognize their ongoing contributions to Canada.

Let’s also take this opportunity to remember the sacrifices Ukrainians continue to make to maintain their independence, freedoms, and democracy in their homeland, and recommit to supporting their ongoing struggle for sovereignty and territorial integrity.

On behalf of New Democrats, I wish everyone a happy Ukrainian Independence Day!”