I am outraged Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. I know this is an agonizing time for Ukrainian-Canadians who have family and friends amid the conflict.

I fully support strong and punitive measures from the Canadian government and its international partners to punish Vladimir Putin for this gross violation of international law.

One of the terrible human tolls of this sort of conflict is displacement and the creation, potentially, of millions of Ukrainian refugees. Canada has already committed to additional immigration support for those displaced by this conflict.

I know Victoria will also open their hearts to help,  

I stand with Ukraine and I know the citizens of Victoria do as well. 

Stephen Andrew

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