“We ourselves may feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
Russian Vodka and all alcoholic products produced in Russia have been taken off the shelves at Canada’s LCBO. This is one of Ontario’s gesture of support and morale boost for Ukraine who are still facing Russian oppression.
The LCBO supports the provincial and federal governments in condemning Russia’s attack on Ukraine,” an LCBO statement said Friday.
“In addition to Canada’s sanctions against Russia, the Government of Ontario has sought LCBO’s support in opposition to Russian actions against Ukraine sovereignty.”
The statement said effective immediately, all products made in Russia will be removed from LCBO stores and the corporation’s website.
As Premier (Doug) Ford said yesterday, Ontario joins Canada’s allies in condemning the Russian government’s act of aggression against the Ukrainian people and we strongly support the federal government’s efforts to sanction the Russian government.
“We will continue to be there for the Ukrainian people during this extremely difficult time.”
Ukraine and Canada
Canada and Ukraine have a special bond. There are 1,359,655 persons of Ukrainian origin in Canada, and they are well represented in key sectors of the Canadian economy and culture.
The LCBO gesture might seem small in the face of the enormous Russian onslaught. For the 1.3 million Ukrainians in Canada, Mother Teresa’s quote rings true: “We ourselves may feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”