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Sask. Can Be New Home for Displaced Ukrainians

REGINA, SK – Saskatchewan Liberal leader Jeff Walters is calling on federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Sean Fraser, to consider creating a special immigration initiative for displaced Ukrainians to find refuge in the province.

“Saskatchewan has always had strong cultural ties to Ukraine,” states Walters. “As Vladimir Putin’s illegal war displaces many (approximately two million people so far) we need to do all we can to help those refugees of war find both safety and a new home.”

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is presently overwhelmed with applications. However, under one hundred applications from Ukraine have been processed to date.

“We, as a province, can do better and it is our moral obligation to do so. I strongly encourage you, Minister Fraser, to work with the government of Saskatchewan to help us form a new joint effort ‘Saskatchewan Special Immigration Initiative for Ukrainian Refugees’,” says Walters. “This will help us give the now millions of homeless Ukrainians the peace and security they deserve by settling as many as possible in Saskatchewan.”