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You're reading: Marco Levytsky: Canada, the time to escalate is now

“It’s essential that we maintain the capacity to escalate our pressure and that’s exactly what we are doing,” explained Baird during a teleconference with representatives of the Ukrainian Canadian media, Jan. 28.

Well the time to escalate is now.

While financial sanctions imposed by Canada are not going to have any real effect since Ukraine’s oligarchs don’t have many financial assets in Canada, imposing them will nevertheless send a very important symbolic message to the European Union – which is where they do stash their cash.

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