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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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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Orthodox Christmas

January 7, 2016 Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today on the celebration of Orthodox Christmas: “Today, Orthodox Christians around the world will gather with family, friends, and loved ones to celebrate Christmas. “This joyful time of year is an opportunity to appreciate the many blessings we enjoy here in [&hellip

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Trudeau Government Keeps Promise to Build Memorial to the Victims of Communism

December 17, 2015 – OTTAWA.. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomed the announcement today by the Government of Canada to move forward with the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa’s Parliamentary precinct. Canada’s Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly announced at a news conference in Ottawa today that the Government of [&hellip

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Canada announces funding to increase trade and investment between Canada and Ukraine

December 17, 2015 – Nairobi, Kenya – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, together with the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced funding to increase trade and investment between Canada and Ukraine that will help small and medium-sized enterprises in Ukraine access Canadian and [&hellip

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UCC Discusses Key Issues with Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Welcomes New Ukrainian Ambassador

15 December, 2015 – OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) met with Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Stéphane Dion in Ottawa yesterday to discuss key issues of importance to our community. The UCC delegation, which included UCC National President Paul Grod, UCC Director of Government Relations Paul Migus, UCC Ottawa President Yaroslav Baran, [&hellip

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Statement by the Official Opposition and the Conservative Party of Canada at Commemoration of the Holodomor in Parliament

Thank you for the opportunity to bring greetings on behalf of the Official Opposition and the Conservative Party of Canada ‎Tonight is a solemn occasion to mark and more importantly to remember and bear witness to the Holodomor. As you have already heard, the Holodomor was an unconscionable event in human history–a genocide conducted by [&hellip

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HOLODOMOR COMMEMORATED ON PARLIAMENT HILL – National Holodomor Awareness Tour Inaugurated on Parliament Hill

December 9, 2015 – OTTAWA. Yesterday, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada held a solemn commemoration to mark the 82nd anniversary the 1932-33 Holodomor in Ukraine on Parliament Hill. The Holodomor, which means death by starvation, refers to the 1932-33 Famine-Genocide, where millions of Ukrainians were deliberately starved to death [&hellip

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