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    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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    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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    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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    Release Date: 7 December 2015 For immediate release SENATOR ANDREYCHUK CALLS FOR THE RELEASE OF UKRAINIAN POLITICAL PRISONERS IN RUSSIA Senator Andreychuk reacted with concern to recent reports that the appeals of two Ukrainian activists were rejected by the Russian Supreme Court on November 24, 2015. Mr. Oleg Sentsov and Mr. Oleksandr Kolchenko have been [&hellip

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    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Holodomor Memorial Day

    November 28, 2015 Valletta, Malta The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today on Holodomor Memorial Day: “One of the darkest chapters of human history, the Holodomor, occurred over eighty years ago between 1932 and 1933. The Holodomor was the systemic and horrific genocide of millions of Ukrainians by a totalitarian Soviet regime. [&hellip

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    Release Date: 27 November 2015 For immediate release SENATOR ANDREYCHUK MARKS UKRAINIAN FAMINE-GENOCIDE   (“HOLODOMOR”) MEMORIAL DAY Senator Andreychuk made the following statement ahead of the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (“Holodomor”) Memorial Day on Saturday, November 28, 2015: “The fourth Saturday in November has been recognized by Ukrainian communities throughout the world as a day to [&hellip

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    Yvan Baker, MPP invites you to join him in a Holodomor Commemoration at Queen’s Park

    Dear Friends, Tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov 24th), we will be commemorating the Holodomor Awareness Week and launching the Holodomor Mobile Classroom from 8:30AM – 10:00AM at Queen’s Park. Please see invitation below. Don’t Forget to RSVP! Please remember to RSVP! Due to legislative security procedures we need to know in advance if you will be attending. Once registered, [&hellip

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