Canada Supporting Ukraine’s Economic Security – July 19, 2018

Canada Supporting Ukraine’s Economic Security

July 19, 2018

OTTAWA – As a member of the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group (CUFPG), Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, was pleased to learn that Canada will continue to support Ukraine’s economic security.

The announcement was made this week by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, in Kyiv during a joint press conference with Ukraine’s First Deputy Prime Minister, Stepan Kubiv.

The announcement launched a $30-million call for preliminary proposals for innovative projects that will enhance the economic security of rural women, especially those affected by the conflict in the eastern part of the country. The projects will also help to create a more competitive, innovative and sustainable environment for small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as increase employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for women and for vulnerable and marginalized groups.

The preliminary call for proposals is entitled “Growth that works for everyone—Inclusive and shared prosperity in Ukraine.” The deadline to submit proposals is October 24, 2018.

Since the previous Conservative Government initiated support in January 2014, Canada has committed more than $750 million in multifaceted support to Ukraine, encompassing a broad range of financial, development, stabilization and security, non-lethal military and humanitarian assistance.

“The defence of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity should continue to be a priority for Canada’s government on the international stage,” concluded MP Eglinski.

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