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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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Senator Andreychuk Commemorates the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

Rising in the Senate on April 20, 2016, Senator Andreychuk commemorated the thirtieth anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. “Today, we commemorate those who lost their lives, and those who continue to suffer in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster,” said Senator Andreychuk. On April 26, 1986, a nuclear reactor exploded at the Chernobyl power [&hellip


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Minister Dion announces further support to help address aftermath of 1986 Chornobyl nuclear accident

April 25, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will continue to support international efforts dealing with the containment and safe storage of radioactive materials resulting from the 1986 accident at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, in Ukraine, with a contribution of [&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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Canadian Member of Parliament Shows Support for Savchenko

For Immediate Release   20 April 2016   Canadian Member of Parliament Shows Support for Savchenko   Ottawa – On Tuesday, April 19, Etobicoke Centre MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj delivered a statement on the floor of Canada’s House of Commons calling on the Russian government to release and return kidnapped air force pilot Nadia Savchenko to [&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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Press coverage of Minister Dion’s trip to Ukraine

Articles and coverage relating to Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion’s recent visit to Ukraine, as well as associated appearances and statements by representatives of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress through both Canadian and Ukrainian media


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Minister Dion underscores Canada’s unwavering support for Ukraine during visit to Kyiv

News Release from Global Affairs Canada February 1, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today concluded a successful visit to Ukraine where he met with his counterpart, Pavlo Klimkin, and with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Minister Dion reiterated the need for the full respect of [&hellip


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Russia’s Failed Attempt to Spin “Reset” of Relations with Canada

January 28, 2016 – OTTAWA. On January 26, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated at a press conference, “We were surprised by the total lack of any pragmatism in the impulsive actions taken by the previous government, which took the course, as you can understand, of blindly following the demands of rabid representatives of the [&hellip


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Canada Gains Expanded Market Access for Beef and Pork to Ukraine [AAFC News Release]

Full Text Below Canada Gains Expanded Market Access for Beef and Pork to Ukraine January 11, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland announced today that Ukraine has approved beef and pork exports from any Canadian federally registered establishment that meets certification [&hellip


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