FEDERAL PARTY LEADERS RESPOND TO UCC ELECTION QUESTIONS

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OTTAWA – September 2015. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) released today the responses received from major party leaders to its election questionnaire on issues of importance to the Ukrainian Canadian community ranging from multiculturalism and historic recognition, to foreign policy questions on Canada-Ukraine relations to immigration issues.

The questionnaire for party leaders was sent out to: Right Hon. Stephen Harper, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada; the Hon. Thomas Mulcair, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada; Mr. Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada; and Ms. Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada.

The UCC has published a compilation of the responses of the party leaders here UCC Pre-Election Leaders’ Questionnaire. The following are the full responses received from each of the party leaders:

Conservative Party Response to Ukrainian Canadian Congress Questionnaire

NDP Response to Ukrainian Canadian Congress Questionnaire

Liberal Party Response to Ukrainian Canadian Congress Questionnaire

Green Party Response to Ukrainian Canadian Congress Questionnaire

“On behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian community, I would like to thank all the party leaders for taking the time to respond to our survey,” stated UCC Executive Director, Taras Zalusky. “Canada’s political leaders are among the best informed on the situation in Ukraine in the world. We know that Ukrainian Canadians will consider the positions of the parties when making an informed decision on election day.”

In the second phase of our election questionnaire project, the UCC sent questionnaires to the candidates from the Conservative, New Democratic, Liberal and Green parties. A list of the questions included in our questionnaire is available here: Questions for Candidates. We encourage all Canadians to find out where their local candidates stand on these important issues before voting day. To find a list of candidates in your riding, please visit: http://www.elections.ca/home.aspx.

The UCC will be publishing the responses received from all candidates before the October 19 federal election to allow voters to know where the candidates in their area stand on the issues.

The UCC Board was briefed on the questionnaire responses at their meeting this weekend. The board encouraged all UCC members to find out where the local candidates stand on these important issues.


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