The National Assembly hails the “heroic resistance” of the Ukrainian people
Francis Vachon Le Devoir A motion inviting the National Assembly to reaffirm “the inalienable right of the Ukrainian people to their territorial integrity” was adopted on Thursday.
Quebec elected officials observed a minute of silence on Thursday after condemning the armed aggression of Ukraine by Russia, on the eve of the first anniversary of the war.
The member for Québec solidaire Vincent Marissal tabled a motion jointly with Premier François Legault, the Liberal Party of Québec and the Parti Québécois. This, which was adopted, invited the National Assembly to reaffirm “the inalienable right of the Ukrainian people to their territorial integrity”.
Members of the Ukrainian community present in the stands of the Blue Room was warmly applauded by elected officials.
Earlier, before entering the House, Mr. Legault said he had spoken with Ukrainians who had been welcomed to Quebec since the start of the war. He notably met the parents of little Maria Legenkovska, a little girl mowed down by a driver in Montreal, last December.
Several members of this community have relatives who are at war, he said. he underlined, sporting a lapel pin in the colors of Ukraine. The actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin must be denounced, he argued. “And everyone needs to be behind the Ukrainians until it's over.
The prime minister said it was possible to provide “all kinds of help” to Ukrainians, without providing further details. “We will continue to welcome them. »
Further details to follow.