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  • Canadian House of Commons Holds Debate on Situation in Ukraine

    OTTAWA – APRIL 30, 2015.  Canada’s House of Commons held a 4 hour “take-note” debate on the situation in Ukraine last night in which over 30 members of Parliament participated, including 4 members of the federal cabinet (the Hon. Rob Nicholson, M.P., P.C., Minister of Foreign Affairs; the Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence; [&hellip


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    UCC APPLAUDS GOVERNMENT OF CANADA ANNOUNCEMENT OF TRAINING FOR UKRAINIAN SOLDIERS

    OTTAWA – 14 April, 2015 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) applauds today’s announcement by the Government of Canada to provide training to Ukraine’s military. Prime Minister of Canada, the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper announced today that: “Canada will be deploying approximately 200 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel to Ukraine until March 31, 2017, to [&hellip


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    UCC WELCOMES UKRAINIAN MINISTER OF AGRARIAN POLICY AND FOOD TO CANADA

    March 30, 2015 – OTTAWA AND TORONTO– The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomed the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Mr. Oleksiy Pavlenko and Deputy Minister Vladyslava Rutytska during their official visit to Canada from March 26 to March 28, 2015. On March 26, Minister Pavlenko met with Canada’s Minister of International Trade, [&hellip


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    Canada Announces Official Signing of Second $200-Million Loan to Ukraine

    March 27, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with Oleksiy Pavlenko, Ukraine’s Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, Member of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Canada announced the official signing of the disbursement [&hellip


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    UCC APPLAUDS APPROVAL BY HOUSE OF COMMONS FOR MAGNITSKY TYPE SANCTIONS AGAINST PUTIN REGIME

    UCC APPLAUDS APPROVAL BY HOUSE OF COMMONS FOR MAGNITSKY TYPE SANCTIONS AGAINST PUTIN REGIME   OTTAWA – MARCH 26, 2015.  The Ukrainian Canadian Congress commends the unanimous adoption by the House of Commons yesterday of a motion by the Honourable Irwin Cotler, M.P., to implement sanctions against human rights abusers.  The so-called Magnitsky sanctions mirror those implemented [&hellip


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    Statement by Minister Nicholson on Latest Shipment of Non-lethal Equipment to Ukraine

    To view this document on the department website, please click on the following link: http://www.international.gc.ca/media/aff/news-communiques/2015/03/18e.aspx Statement by Minister Nicholson on Latest Shipment of Non-lethal Equipment to Ukraine   March 18, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today [&hellip


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    Minister Nicholson Announces Support for Ukrainian Democracy

    To view this document on the department website, please click on the following link: http://www.international.gc.ca/media/aff/news-communiques/2015/03/18a.aspx Minister Nicholson Announces Support for Ukrainian Democracy Highlights Canada’s commitment to advancing democracy, human rights, rule of law and support for civil society March 18, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., [&hellip


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    MPP Baker Calls on Federal Government to Supply Defensive Weapons to Ukraine

    MPP Baker Calls on Federal Government to Supply Defensive Weapons to Ukraine For immediate release March 16, 2015. On March 11, 2015 MPP Yvan Baker (Etobicoke Centre), rose at Queen’s Park and called on the Government of Canada to “provide Ukraine with defensive weapons, equipment and training it needs to defend its territorial integrity”. Mr. [&hellip


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