Canada sends Ukraine observers

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that Canada would be sending 500 observers to monitor Ukraine's upcoming elections, the Toronto Star reported. Mr. Kenney said sending the observers would help with "transparency and more accountable government" in the European country. Former Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj said the announcement was "ironic" in that it took place less than a kilometre away from a riding where a dispute over election results went to court. Mr.

Published: Wednesday, 08/15/2012 12:00 am EDT

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that Canada would be sending 500 observers to monitor Ukraine's upcoming elections, the Toronto Star reported. Mr. Kenney said sending the observers would help with "transparency and more accountable government" in the European country. Former Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj said the announcement was "ironic" in that it took place less than a kilometre away from a riding where a dispute over election results went to court. Mr. Kenney said anyone who drew parallels had a "deeply distorted perception of reality."

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