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QUESTION PERIOD — National Defence

Military Equipment Provided to Ukraine

April 26, 2022

Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Leader, our Ukrainian friends are currently being invaded by their Russian neighbours, and Russia has one of the most powerful armies in the world. I was pleased when Canada committed to sending equipment to help Ukraine defend its territory. However, I was extremely surprised when I learned a few hours ago that Canada was sending four howitzers and eight armoured vehicles. My question is this: Are you serious?

Hon. Marc Gold (Government Representative in the Senate) [ + ]

The answer is yes. As you know, Ministers Anand and Joly have travelled to Europe to talk to our allies. They went there to find out what more we can do to help the Ukrainians and the Ukrainian forces fight the illegal invasion. We have also learned more about how we can continue to work with our allies to do our part and provide the equipment and essential supplies that the Ukrainian forces need in order to successfully fight off the Russian invasion.

Aren’t you embarrassed?

Senator Gold [ + ]


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