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MP Shields speaks on the ongoing war in Ukraine

Posted on November 9, 2022 by Taber Times

By Ian Croft
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As Russia continues to encroach upon the sovereign territory of Ukraine in an attempt to annex it, the focus should continue to be placed on this developing situation.

Martin Shields, MP for Bow River, spoke on this ongoing issue and what the Canadian government is doing in particular to assist Ukraine.

“There is a number of pieces to do with that; one is the military in the sense of the Canadian government is supplying Ukraine with resources — militarily and material,” said Shields. “We have supported as much equipment as we have that we can give to them, and supporting the monetary side as well. That is something we strongly support, the other side of it is the people who are coming as refugees from Ukraine to Canada, and I very strongly support the quick resettlement/quickly accommodating the communities as we can. Getting families settled, getting children into school, and working with the possibility of jobs as quickly as we can.”

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