Canada will refuse to import Russian crude oil and will send more weapons to Ukraine
The issue of other petroleum products is still being resolved.
According to Natural Resources Canada, the country has not imported crude oil from Russia since 2019, and has increased the amount of oil it produces, returning it to pre-pandemic levels by 2022. In addition, Canada has always bought much more oil from the U.S. than from Russia, and intends to continue to do so.
The refining provinces, far from the main sources of production in western Canada, are constantly dependent on imports of crude oil. These are Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, where the oil comes either by pipeline, in tankers by sea or by rail. About 40% of Canadian refinery needs were met by imports in 2020, but the Canadian government believes it can change that.
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau announced that the country will continue to provide military assistance to Ukraine. Defense Minister Anita Anand announced that Canada is sending 100 Karl-Gustav anti-tank systems and 2,000 man-portable missiles. The Canadian Armed Forces will provide air support to transport supplies and humanitarian aid.