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Situation in Ukraine

Posted on September 8, 2014

As the situation in Eastern Ukraine continues to develop, I offer my take on recent events in a panel discussion on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin and an article for the New York Times entitled “Why #RussiaInvadedUkraine Matters”:

The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Ukraine at (kind of) War

 

Why #RussiaInvadedUkraine Matters:

Published Sept 5, 2014 in The New York Times

Last week, Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, said he could take Kiev in two weeks. This week, he disavowed a cease-fire, then proposed a peace plan. Now a cease-fire is in effect. These zigzags did their job, leaving the West confused about his intentions, just as the European Union and NATO were meeting to figure out how to counter them.

In the information war, Ukrainians have been striking back. When Russian soldiers openly engaged Ukrainian forces at the end of August, a new hashtag began to trend on Twitter. Invented by a Belorussian and enthusiastically promoted by Ukrainians, #RussiaInvadedUkraine was used nearly a half a million times in the first few days. A week later, it was still being posted hundreds of times an hour.

In this conflict, technologically driven activism has become characteristic. Ukraine’s Maidan revolution began with a post on Facebook, and a “nerd unit,” staffed by volunteers who are crowdsourcing the funding for their drones, is operating in the contested east. What’s new and important about #RussiaInvadedUkraine is its clear language.

To view the rest of the article, please click here.

 

Annoucement: New Constituency Office

Posted on August 26, 2014

I am pleased to announce that our Toronto constituency office will be moving to its new home this coming week.

The new office will be located at:

1027 Yonge Street
Unit 315
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 2K9

To facilitate the move, our office will be closed from August 27th to September 2nd. You can visit us at our new Yonge Street location beginning on September 3rd.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Getting there:
– Conveniently located 2 blocks from the Rosedale Subway Station
– Bus routes: 82, 97

Liberal Statement: Actions by the Russian Federation are a violation of Ukrainian sovereignty

Posted on August 22, 2014

OTTAWA – Liberal critic for Foreign Affairs Marc Garneau and critic for International Trade Chrystia Freeland today issued the following statement in reaction to a convoy of Russian trucks entering Ukraine without authorization:

“Today, Russian vehicles entered Ukrainian territory without authorization from the government of Ukraine under the pretext of delivering humanitarian assistance. The Liberal Party of Canada condemns in the strongest terms this provocative violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty.

“The actions by the Russian Federation not only violate Ukrainian sovereignty, they constitute yet another escalation of tension in the region. Russia has clearly demonstrated, since it first entered Crimea that it intends to continue destabilizing the sovereign state of Ukraine.”

“Russia must withdraw these vehicles immediately, and cease its continued provocative and destabilizing interference against the people of Ukraine.”

 

Ukraine Is Winning the War – But Will Putin Invade?

Posted on August 12, 2014

By: Chrystia Freeland Published August 11th 2014 in Politico magazine. ” In the historic fight over the future of democracy in Ukraine, Kyiv is winning and the Kremlin […]

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Joint Statement with MP Adam Vaughn on the Detention of Alexander Sodiqov

Posted on July 29, 2014

TORONTO – Liberal MPs Chrystia Freeland (Toronto Centre) and Adam Vaughan (Trinity-Spadina), today issued a statement on the detention of University of Toronto student Alexander Sodiqov: […]

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The Search For A Progressive Reagan – We’re Still Waiting

Posted on July 28, 2014

By Chrystia Freeland Published July 15, 2014 “Today, the political economy of the developed West has again changed and we are at the beginning of a […]

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An Apology Requested

Posted on June 26, 2014

Chrystia Freeland asks the Minister of Justice Peter MacKay on behalf of the mothers with small children sitting in the House whether ” we too should […]

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Required: A Trade Policy that Delivers

Posted on June 22, 2014

Chrystia Freeland spoke in the House of Commons on June 17th, 2014 about the dairy industry and the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) . She is […]

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Chrystia’s Statement on WorldPride 2014 and LGBTQ Rights

Posted on June 20, 2014

Chrystia Freeland makes a statement about WorldPride 2014 and LGBTQ Rights in the House of Commons on June 17th, 2014 “Mr. Speaker, this month Toronto will […]

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Ukraine’s Search for an Honest Thief

Posted on June 11, 2014

This article appeared in Politic Magazine on June 6th, 2014 The country’s future hinges on one question: Does an ultra-rich political class always mean corruption?  Ukraine’s […]

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Constituency Office:
1027 Yonge Street
Unit 315
Toronto, Ontario, M4W 2K9
Tel: 416-954-2222
Fax: 416-954-9649
chrystia.freeland@parl.gc.ca

Hill Office:
676 Confederation Building
Parliament of Canada
Ottawa, ON Canada K1A 0A6
Tel: 613-992-5234
Fax: 613-996-9607
chrystia.freeland@parl.gc.ca

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