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  • April UCC Parliamentary Internship Update

    April UCC Parliamentary Internship report, Halyna Palichyuk It’s been an incredible 8 months as UCC’s Parliamentary Intern working with Chrystia Freeland in her Parliament Hill office. I wanted to share some of my experiences and give you a sense of my work here in Ottawa. Working on Parliament Hill means being constantly up-to-date about the [&hellip

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    March 2018 UCC Parliamentary Internship Report

    March 2018 UCC Parliamentary Internship Report By Halyna Paliychuk  Almost seven months of my internship in the Parliament have already passed, and it seems to be a busy time of the year, when the Parliament is wrapping up before the summer break. In December I had a chance to attend a massive Christmas party with [&hellip

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    Canada’s International Assistance to Ukraine

    December has been a busy month for the UCC’s Ottawa office, as we work to inform Canada’s Members of Parliament on the importance of renewing Canada’s commitment to international assistance to Ukraine.  The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is calling on the Government of Canada to commit to maintaining funding for international development assistance to Ukraine at the current level of $50 million [&hellip

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    October 2017 UCC Parliamentary Internship Report

    October 2017 UCC Parliamentary Internship Report By Halyna Paliychuk   It’s hard to believe that its already been more than a month of working as an intern in the Parliament Hill office of Minister Chrystia Freeland, Member of Parliament for University – Rosedale.  I feel privileged to see up-close some historic Canadian events with my own eyes.  Recently I witnessed the installation ceremony for Canada’s new Governor General, the [&hellip

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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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