Nov. 4, 2022
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And Ms. Freeland’s views on Ukraine may also be too strong for some. She went to Kyiv in 2014 to celebrate the overthrow of the Kremlin-supported Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, and meet officials there. To her regret, Russia then put her on what is now a lengthy list of banned individuals.
There is also an older concern, dismissed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, that her Ukrainian grandfather, a grateful immigrant to Canada, was as a younger man involved with a Ukrainian nationalist movement that saw the Nazis as useful foils to counter the Soviets.
To the end of their lives, Ms. Freeland wrote in 2015 in an essay called “My Ukraine,” her maternal grandparents “saw themselves as political exiles with a responsibility to keep alive the idea of an independent Ukraine, which had last existed, briefly, during and after the chaos of the 1917 Russian Revolution.” She continued: “That dream persisted into the next generation, and in some cases the generation after that.”
Ms. Freeland, through a spokesman, made clear that she is actively engaged in her current job and has not herself put her name forward. “Ms. Freeland already has an important job and is focused on serving Canada and Canadians,” said her spokesman, Alex Lawrence.