Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Candice Bergen, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition issued the following statement on Putin’s invasion of Ukraine:

“The Conservative Party of Canada stands in solidarity with Ukraine and its people.

“Together with millions of Canadians and the Ukrainian community in Canada, we condemn Putin’s actions.

“Putin’s contemptible aggression and invasion of Ukraine is unacceptable. His attack on the Ukrainian people and their democratically elected government is despicable.

“Autocrats like Putin should and will be judged harshly. Conservatives stand ready to defend the rules-based international order against these grievous violations of international law.”