Today, Mayor Patrick Brown issued the following statement in response to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s historic address to Canadian Parliament:
“President’s Zelenskyy’s address to Canada’s Parliament was humbling.
“To witness President Zelenskyy’s personal conviction in leading Ukraine and rallying the world against Vladimir Putin’s invasion, is to witness unmatched leadership not seen in generations.
“The peace and prosperity that we enjoy in our own country is fragile. Make no mistake, Canada’s freedom relies upon our willingness and ability to defend it. President Zelenskyy’s actions in the face of the greatest adversity should serve as a living example of what it takes to lead a nation.
“Canada must honour the courage of both him and the people of Ukraine by coming to their aid and standing with them against Putin’s atrocities.
“The defense of Ukraine should not fall solely on the shoulders of President Zelenskyy and the people of his nation. I call upon Canada’s leaders to unite and summon the will to do everything in our power to rise to the call President Zelenskyy issued to Canada today.”