15:41 Jun. 18, 2016
Diane Francis: Ukrainians are building their economy through innovation and entrepreneurship, notably in technology
The war between Moscow and Ukraine grinds on in the east, but the rest of the gigantic country is on the move. The people of Ukraine supported the Revolution of Dignity in 2014 that overthrew a corrupt leader, and in the past two years have turned their energy toward reforms in Parliament as well as to building their economy through innovation and entrepreneurship, notably in technology.
In January, the Canadian government is hosting a major conference in Toronto that will showcase Ukrainian products and businesses in order to connect them with high-level Canadian corporations and businessmen. The conference is timely because we are on the eve of completion of the Canada and Ukraine Free Trade Agreement, approved in principle last summer.