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  • Canada’s Senate adopts Magnitsky Law

    Canada’s Senate adopts Magnitsky Law UCC Calls for Swift Adoption in House of Commons  April 13, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the adoption by Canada’s Senate of the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law), introduced by Senator Raynell Andreychuk. The legislation was adopted by the Senate on [&hellip


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    UCC meets with Ukraine’s Defence Minister

      A UCC delegation led by National President Paul Grod met with Ukraine’s Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak in Ottawa yesterday. The UCC briefed Minister Poltorak about the community’s projects in support of Ukraine’s armed forces and military veterans. Minister Poltorak thanked the Ukrainian community in Canada for its ongoing assistance to the Ukrainian army. Grod [&hellip


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    UCC President meets with Prime Minister Trudeau

    April 5, 2017. OTTAWA. Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) National President Paul Grod met with the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau in Canada’s Parliament today. Prime Minister Trudeau and Grod discussed the recent extension of Operation UNIFIER, Canada’s military training mission in Ukraine; this week’s signing of the Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement; [&hellip


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    UCC Welcomes Signature of Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement

    UCC Welcomes Signature of Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement Canada commits $3.85 million for demining efforts in Ukraine April 3, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes today’s signature of the Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement. The Arrangement was signed by the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, and General Stepan Poltorak, Ukraine’s [&hellip


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    UCC Statement on Third Anniversary of Russia’s Illegal, Illegitimate Crimea “Referendum”

    Three years ago, on March 16, 2014, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine and occupation of Crimea, Russian “authorities” staged an illegal and illegitimate “referendum.” In violation of international law and numerous treaties to which Russia is a signatory, the “referendum” was held under the barrels of Russian guns and in the presence of Russian forces. [&hellip


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    Canada’s Military Training Mission to Ukraine Renewed

    March 6, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes today’s announcement that Canada’s military training mission to Ukraine – Operation UNIFIER – is being renewed until the end of March, 2019. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign [&hellip


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    UCC Launches Canada 150 Project Celebrating Canada’s Diversity

    February 13, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce the launch of its project, Celebrating the Strength of Canada’s Diversity: Youth Engaging Youth. The project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada’s Department of Heritage Canada 150 Fund. With the Celebrating the Strength of Canada’s Diversity: Youth [&hellip


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    UCC Welcomes Introduction of Legislation to Implement CUFTA

    November 3, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the introduction in Canada’s House of Commons of legislation to implement the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) and congratulates all those whose hard work made this historic agreement possible. The legislation to implement CUFTA was introduced in the House of Commons by the Honourable Chrystia [&hellip


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    XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians Adopts Resolutions Setting Direction for UCC for 2016-19

    November 4, 2016. The XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians, held in Regina September 29-October 2, 2016, adopted a series of resolutions that will guide the work of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) for the next three years. Over 250 delegates from Ukrainian Canadian organizations and communities across Canada participated in the work of the [&hellip


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    UCC Expresses Sorrow on Passing of Dr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn

    “Learn. Dream. Work with joy. Love people. Love life” – Dr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn October 24, 2016. OTTAWA, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) expresses its deep sorrow on the passing of prominent economist, professor, philanthropist and community leader Dr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn. Dr. Hawrylyshyn passed away early this morning at his home in Kyiv. He was [&hellip


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