The interns at Postmedia just figured this out.
Regular readers here have been hearing about this for months.
Yes, sadly, there's been a sound logical reason behind all the otherwise incoherent blabber about Ukraine that we've heard from Harper and Baird over the past year or so.
The Harper gang is pretty hi-techy with their voter-tracking software. They know which Ukrainian-Canadians are going to vote Tory and which ones might be sitting on the fence.
The reason Ukraine is so much in the Canadian news is that the power-thinkers behind Harper's re-election campaign are targeting those fence-sitters.
If they can convince enough of those Uke fence-sitters to take a side, Harper's got this election in the bag!