Cornwall City Council passes motion in support of Ukraine

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Cornwall City Council passes motion in support of Ukraine
Councillor Justin Towndale reading out his resolution in support of Ukraine on Monday, February 28, 2022.

CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall City Council passed a motion on Monday, Feb. 28 expressing its support for Ukraine, which is fighting off a hostile and unprovoked invasion from Russia.

The motion was put forward by Councillor Justin Towndale and reads as follows:

Whereas the Federation of Russia has invaded the country of Ukraine . . .
And whereas this invasion is regarded as illegal and unwarranted . . .
And whereas Canada and a number of other countries are standing behind Ukraine and providing support . . .
And whereas other municipalities such as Guelph have already taken similar measures,
Therefore be it resolved that the City of Cornwall fly the Ukranian flag at City Hall and light our fountains in the colours of Ukraine.

“I want to thank Councillor Towndale for that motion. Much needed. I believe there are a number of Ukrainan families living in the city and the area who have ties to that country and it is sad to see what is going on. Its depressing,” said Councillor Claude McIntosh. “As a soldier, you have some knowledge of this stuff and it’s not pretty.”

Councillor Syd Gardiner also spoke in favour of the motion.

“I want to thank Councillor Towndale for bringing this forward,” he said, adding that he hoped by the next meeting he and his fellow councillors could be wearing pins of the Ukrainian flag. “Hopefully this bloody war will be over and the murdering will stop,” he added.

All councillors who were present voted in favour of the motion.

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