I fled Putin’s Russia for Canada. It opened my eyes.

Canada showed me the importance of Indigenous rights. Now I want the same for Indigenous people in Russia.
Screen Shot 2022-07-05 at 9.17.31 AM 1

Nothing prepared me for what I saw in Ukraine

When war broke out in Ukraine I went to help in any way I can, including transporting babies safely across the border. I have nightmares of what I witnessed—and plan to go back.
Defence Minister Anita Anand, a relative newcomer to federal politics, has already handled two of the Trudeau cabinet’s toughest assignments.(Photography by Gary Ogle)

How Anita Anand became the Trudeau government’s all-round fixer

Sexual misconduct in the military. A war in Ukraine. Canada’s global reputation at stake. It’s a good thing Anand knows how to solve problems.
Svyatik Artemenko, a goalkeeper with Guelph United FC, had just landed a spot on a team in Ukraine when the war began. (Photograph courtesy of Guelph United F.C.)

A Soldier’s Story: From Canada to Ukraine

I left Canada to pursue my pro soccer dream in Ukraine, where I was born. When Russia invaded, I joined the only team that mattered.
Yaroslava, left, and her 11-year-old son Nazar escaped from Ukraine as the war broke out. They travelled five days and hundreds of kilometres in search of sanctuary. (Photography by Markian Lozowchuk)

My escape from Ukraine to Canada

My family fled Kyiv on March 1. We travelled to four countries in five days and then spread out across three continents. Now I’m in Canada, hoping to one day see Ukraine again.
NDP MP for Edmonton Strathcona Heather McPherson rises on a point of order to move a motion on Ukraine following Question Period, April 27, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

MPs declare Ukraine invasion an act of genocide

Politics Insider for April 28: Kyiv embassy could reopen; CPC leads in the polls; Leslyn Lewis countersues
Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly speaks with the media as she arrives for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, April 7, 2022. (Olivier Matthys/AP Photo)

Canada will redistribute seized assets to victims of war

Politics Insider for April 27: Poilievre’s pipeline plan; Charest’s carbon tax repeal; a "disgraceful" leaked email
Trudeau speaks to the media during a news conference, April 13, 2022 in Laval, Que. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

Justin Trudeau promises heavy weapons to Ukraine

Politics Insider for April 20: More weapons to Ukraine; no dropping of travel mask guidelines; and a mysterious ’growth fund’
Joly stands during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, March 28, 2022. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Mélanie Joly says Russia has committed war crimes in Ukraine

Politics Insider for Apr. 5: Joe Biden calls for Vladimir Putin to be put on trial; Jean Charest says he would increase defence spending if elected; John Horgan tests positive for COVID-19
March 8, 2022. A school gym is converted into a makeshift field hospital. (Photograph by Philip Cheung)

Scenes from the war in Ukraine

When Russia invaded, Canadian photographer Philip Cheung travelled to Kyiv to capture the devastation