UCC 75 Years Strong – President/Ambassador Tour visits Alberta

27 April, 2016. Edmonton/Calgary/Red Deer, Alberta. To mark the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), as part of the Cross-Canada Tour undertaken by UCC President Paul Grod, and Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko, UCC and UCC Alberta Provincial Council together held celebrations in Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer, Alberta on April 15-18 [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Community Commemorates 30th Anniversary of the Chornobyl Nuclear Disaster

April 22, 2016. OTTAWA. April 26, 2016 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine. On April 26, 1986, a reactor at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant near Prypiat exploded and melted down. The disaster affected the lives of thousands of people in Ukraine and Belarus. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) [&hellip


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Europe expected to lift visa requirements for Ukraine – UCC calls on Canada follow suit

April 21, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes yesterday’s proposal by the European Commission to lift visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens travelling to the European Union. The UCC calls on Canada to follow suit by establishing criteria and a timetable for the lifting of visa requirements for Ukrainians travelling to Canada. Once the [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Congress: 75 Years Strong

April 13, 2016. Toronto and St. Catharines. To mark the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), as part of the Cross-Canada Tour undertaken by UCC President Paul Grod and Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko, the UCC held celebrations in Toronto on April 8 and St. Catharines on April 9. Attended by 500 [&hellip


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Thank You to Our Volunteers! Together We Keep Our Community Strong

11 April 2016. OTTAWA – As Canada celebrates National Volunteer Week, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) expresses heartfelt gratitude to our thousands of volunteers from coast to coast to coast of our great country. Together, we keep our Community Strong! This year, the theme of National Volunteer Week is Volunteers are the roots of strong [&hellip


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Appeal to Dutch Community in Canada – Help Secure a “YES” Vote for Ukraine’s European Future!

April 4, 2016. OTTAWA. The Kingdom of the Netherlands will be holding a consultative referendum on the approval of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on April 6, 2016. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) appeals to all citizens of the Netherlands to vote YES in support of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement! Information on how to vote is [&hellip


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UCC Strongly Condemns “Verdict” in Russia’s Show Trial of Nadiya Savchenko

March 22, 2016. OTTAWA – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns today’s “verdict” in Russia’s show trial of Ukrainian pilot, Member of Parliament and delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Lt. Nadiya Savchenko. In June 2014, Lt. Savchenko was captured by Russian-backed terrorists in Luhansk oblast, Ukraine. She was [&hellip


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2016 Proclaimed Year of Manitoba’s Ukrainian-Canadian Cultural Heritage

March 17, 2016. WINNIPEG. To mark the 125th Anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada, on March 10, 2016 the Province of Manitoba proclaimed 2016 The Year of Manitoba’s Ukrainian-Canadian Cultural Heritage. At the March 10th session of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, the Premier of Manitoba Hon. Greg Selinger, read a proclamation which had the support of [&hellip


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Canada Rallies in Support of Freedom for Nadiya Savchenko #FreeSavchenko

     #FreeSavchenko rally in Winnipeg March 16, 2016 – OTTAWA. On March 8, 9 and 10, Canadians from coast to coast rallied in support of freedom for Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenko, who has been illegally imprisoned in the Russian Federation since June, 2014. Rallies in support of freedom for Savchenko took place in [&hellip


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Magnitsky Legislation Needed to Stop Human Rights Abuses in Russia

March 16, 2016 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) calls on the Government of Canada to swiftly adopt a “Magnitsky Amendment” to the Special Economic Measures Act. The United States adopted the Magnitsky Act in 2012. Magnitsky legislation is named after the late Sergei Magnitsky,  a Russian lawyer and fraud investigator who uncovered evidence of [&hellip


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UCC Expresses Sorrow on Passing of Former UCC President Walter Oleh Romaniw

    15 March 2016 – WINNIPEG. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) expresses its deep sorrow on the passing of former President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Walter Oleh Romaniw, Q.C. Mr. Romaniw served two terms as President of the UCC from 1992-1998. Mr. Romaniw passed away on March 7, 2016. “On behalf of the [&hellip


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Minister Dion calls for immediate release of Nadiya Savchenko

March 8, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “I am gravely concerned about the health of Nadiya Savchenko, Ukrainian pilot, member of Ukraine’s parliament and Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, who has been unlawfully detained [&hellip


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