MP Zimmer Condemns Russian Invasion of Ukraine at International Assembly 

FORT ST JOHN – Today, Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies and Conservative Shadow Minister for Northern Affairs and Arctic Sovereignty; Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and highlighted Canada’s Arctic concerns at the hybrid Winter Meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA). 

During an open debate, Mr. Zimmer gave the following statement as a member of the Canadian delegation: 

“Greetings President and OSCE PA colleagues. 

“Our hearts are with our friends in Ukraine today as they face a frightening and uncertain future. 

“Canadians stand with you. 

“We share our European neighbours’ concerns around the Russian invasion of Ukraine and in the strongest of terms condemn the actions of Russia. 

“We in Canada have observed with great concern the increasing interest in the Canadian Arctic and its resources also and are concerned. 

“Russia – to Mr. Putin. As stated by our former Parliamentary colleague Prime Minister Harper, you are a bully and ‘must be dealt with like all bullies; with resolute unity and force’. 

“Again, to our Ukrainian friends. 

“Canadians stand with you. 

“Thank you, Madame President.” 

Mr. Zimmer will continue to participate in the OSCE PA’s Winter Meeting tomorrow.