As the Russia Ukraine conflict continues Alberta’s small communities are stepping up

In this episode Constitutional Lawyer Leighton Grey and Ivan Bombak have a conversation about the work his community is doing to help the Ukrainian refugees fleeing the conflict in the Ukraine right now, some of the deeper history that has framed the breakout of the current state of war, and some of the bigger picture actions that Zelenskyy has been orchestrating during all this.

Ivan Bombak was born in 1955. He attended the University of Alberta and secured a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws and was admitted to the bar in 1981. He has been practicing law ever since.

Prominent Canadian psychologist and author Dr. Jordan Peterson said he will be initiating a constitutional challenge over his psychologist license being at risk of being suspended, but has little faith it will succeed. Peterson said Tuesday the College of Psychologists of Ontario is demanding he do a course about social media etiquette.

Pawlowski said he remains on house arrest and faces up to 10 years in prison for participating in the Coutts Border Blockade. He said he continues to be persecuted and prosecuted by the state. The pastor said that since 2005 there have been 100 court cases, 340 citations, and 16 arrests.

Russian leaders dangled the possibility of a de-escalation of fighting in Ukraine, this time in the form of a 36-hour cease-fire that would have taken place over the holidays. But, in a pattern that is now familiar nearly a year into the war, Western and Ukrainian leaders broadly rejected the proposal, calling it a cynical effort to create space for resupplying Russian forces.

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Bombak and Grey compare leadership styles between Putin and Zelensky while exploring the issues facing Russia and the Ukraine during this conflict, some of the experiences that immigrants and refugees are going through as they seek to find safety and normalcy, and how politicians are missing the mark when it comes to resolution due to their blinding virtue signaling.

To donate or support the work that Ivan Bombak and his associates are doing you can visit:

Alternatively you can deliver cheques and monetary contributions to:

Vegreville & District Chamber Of Commerce
5122 50 St, Vegreville, AB T9C 1R9
*Please make cheque payable to “Vegreville Cultural Association”

This episode’s recommended reading:

A Short History of Modern Philosophy – Roger Scruton

Russia Ukraine, Putin Zelenskyy – Valentine Green

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin – Timothy Snyder

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