TORONTO – Steven Del Duca, Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, has called on the Provincial Government to match donations in support of Ukraine, like the Federal Government already is. While Del Duca welcomed the $300,000 in relief already announced, he says much more needs to be done.
“The Government of Ontario should match each dollar donated by individual Ontarians to help aid the people of Ukraine,” stated Del Duca. “The generosity of Ontarians, and our solidarity with Ukrainians should be reflected in our government.”
This comes days after Del Duca was the first political leader to call for a ban on Russian alcohol on LCBO store shelves. That move has since gained international momentum, with several provinces and US states pulling Russian alcohol from their store shelves since.
“While Alberta announced $1 million for Ukraine’s humanitarian efforts, Doug Ford pledged $300,000,” added Del Duca. “I know the Government of Ontario can and must do more, significantly more.”