Flags at half-mast at Queen's Park for Ukraine victims

MPPs make statements on the violence there

The flags at Queen's Park are at half-mast Thursday to honour those hurt and killed in violence in the Ukraine.

This comes after statements by all three parties before Question Period on the situation there.

Premier Kathleen Wynne expressed condolences to families and friends of "victims of these tragic events."

Wynne also called for sanctions by the European Union, two hours before the announcement by the EU to do so. The Premier also called on the Canadian government to deploy Canadians to hospitals, courts and morgues in the Ukraine.

Deputy Leader of the Progressive Conservatives Christine Elliott also offered condolences, noting the daily violence seen from the area.

Ukrainian-Canadian NDP MPP Tara Natyshak thanked MPPs for making this a priority.  He says he has family members in the Ukraine who are frightened the violence seen will escalate.

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  1. Frankie posted on 02/20/2014 03:14 PM
    Another nonsense idea from Queen's Park. I'm not minimizing the Ukraine tragedy however there are almost daily tragedies around the world that our MPPs don't see fit to lower the flag.

    Either lower it for all or drop this silly idea as it only offends victims of other tragedies that go unrecognized.
    1. Angry Bill posted on 02/20/2014 03:33 PM
      @Frankie What's happening in the Ukraine is pretty brutal. The Canadian news cartels have only recently begun giving this situation any air time, but it has been going on for quite a while, now. Most Canadians still don't really know what is going on there.

      My opinion is Canada and the entire western world needs to be doing a hell of a lot more than just lowering the flag for these people.
  2. Damian posted on 02/20/2014 04:51 PM
    There is no 'the' before Ukraine. Please research names of countries before writing articles.
  3. posted on 02/21/2014 10:49 AM
    Half mast is for ships. This should be half staff.
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