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Senator Andreychuk Marks The 31st Anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

Senator Andreychuk marks the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster Ottawa, Ontario – On April 26, 2017, Senator Raynell Andreychuk marked the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.   “Today, I call on all Canadians to join me in pausing to remember the victims of Chernobyl – one of the largest nuclear power [&hellip


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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 Position SEMA Statutory Review

UCC Position SEMA Statutory Review


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SENATE ADOPTS SERGEI MAGNITSKY LAW

News Release from Senator Raynell Andreychuk   SENATE ADOPTS SERGEI MAGNITSKY LAW:  CALLING FOR STRENGTHENED MEASURES AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS Ottawa, ON – On April 11, 2017, the Senate of Canada adopted Bill S-226, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law), a bill introduced by Senator Andreychuk. “Bill S-226 signals internationally [&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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Joint Statement on Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month

CIJA, ANCC, UCC and the Humura Association Issue Joint Statement on Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month April 3, 2017 –  Ottawa – On April 24, 2015, the House of Commons unanimously passed a historic motion (M-587) designating the month of April as Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month. With support from all major parties represented [&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 new Members of Canada’s Federal Cabinet

UCC Welcomes new Members of Canada’s Federal Cabinet UCC Calls for Unified Canadian Strategy to Deter Russian Aggression January 11, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) congratulates and expresses its sincere best wishes to Canada’s new Federal Ministers, who assumed their responsibilities yesterday: – the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs; – the [&hellip


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UCC Applauds Additional Canadian Sanctions for Russia’s Illegal Occupation of Crimea

  29 November, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) applauds yesterday’s announcement by Canada’s Department of Global Affairs that 15 individuals, including six members of the Russian State Duma, have been subjected to asset freezes and dealings prohibitions for their role in Russia’s continuing illegal occupation of Crimea. The Department of Global Affairs stated, [&hellip


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