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  • Giving Tuesday 2018 – Support UCC Parliamentary Internship Program

      Every day, we work hard at the UCC to represent and advocate our community’s interests to the government of Canada. Having more Ukrainian-Canadians in all levels of government who can help our community would be an immense benefit. This year we ask you to come together again and support one of our important projects [&hellip


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    UCC Parliamentary Interns 2018/2019 – Off to a good start!

    UCC Parliamentary Interns Larysa and Volodymyr share their impressions from the first days   In our last couple orientation days, I’ve already learned so much about the valuable projects that UCC works on, and it has been very interesting to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the UCC builds relations between Canada and Ukraine, and [&hellip


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    Parliamentary Internship: Bi-weekly Update from the Parliament Hill

    Larysa-Lubka Lewyckyj reports on her first 2 weeks at the MP’s office:  It’s been two weeks on the Hill so far, and I’ve begun to settle into my MP’s office. I’m working for Michael Levitt, a Liberal Member of Parliament in the York Centre riding in Toronto. I have an interest in foreign affairs, and this [&hellip


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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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    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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    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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