Last week Ottawa held a conference to discuss the state of democracy and freedom in Ukraine. Absent from the Canadian Standing Committee was Liberal MP Chris Alexander, former diplomat in Moscow who understands Russia-Ukraine relations better than the whole Harper Cabinet and NDP caucus.
A recent conference in Ottawa had experts debating progress in Ukraine, which since the Orange Revolution in 2004 has stalled. In 2012 the country lurches toward bankruptcy and toward becoming a Russian vassal again, which should be of concern to Canada. For one, an estimated 1.5 million Ukrainians live here.