Manitoba presses federal government for more aid to help Ukrainians



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to converse in Winnipeg at present to a nationwide group that represents Canadian Ukrainians.

He’s additionally seemingly to hear a request from the Manitoba government for more cash to help Ukrainians who’re fleeing the conflict.

Premier Heather Stefanson says Manitoba is comfortable to have welcomed nearly 12,000 Ukrainians because the Russian invasion started final February.

But she says the province wants federal cash to help pay for housing, well being care, training and different wants of the brand new arrivals.

Stefanson says Manitoba has welcomed more than 10 per cent of all Ukrainians who’ve entered Canada and has lower than 4 per cent of the nation’s inhabitants.

Both Stefanson and Trudeau are scheduled to converse in the beginning of a three-day assembly of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.

“They’re not declaring them as refugees and giving them refugee standing, and usually with that comes federal funding,” Stefanson stated of the federal government in an interview Thursday.

“They do have a job right here. They ought to have a job. And we’ve been in discussions with them, however that is not going to cease us from doing what we’re doing (in supporting Ukrainians).”

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 28, 2022


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