This week — possibly as early as Monday night — our parliamentarians will hold an emergency debate about the situation in the Ukraine.
As has been widely reported, that country is currently embroiled in a struggle between anti-government protesters and a regime accused of harsh detainment and acts of violence against it's own people. Protests erupted last November when President Viktor Yanukovych decided to put off a plan to deepen ties with the European Union. As explained by the Associated Press, most Ukrainians want to strengthen their association with the EU while limiting Russian influence over the former Soviet-controlled nation.
In this country, individuals from all political stripes are calling-on the Harper government to intervene.
Last week, two Conservative MPs — Ted Opitz and James Bezan — asked the government for an emergency debate in the House of Commons. Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed.
"We understand that this violence is occurring because the majority of theRead More »from What can Canada do for the Ukraine?