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CUFTA Granted Royal Assent

CUFTA Granted Royal Assent June 2, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the granting of Royal Assent to the act implementing the Canada Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA). The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, signed the CUFTA Implementation Act (C-31) on June 1. “This historic agreement is a win-win for [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes New Ontario Provincial Council President

UCC Welcomes New Ontario Provincial Council President At its Annual General Meeting in Oshawa, Ontario on Saturday, May 6, 2017, the Ontario Provincial Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress elected Anna Kuprieieva as President. Ms. Kuprieieva is an international law specialist with expertise in international trade and investment law, corporate law, competition law, export controls [&hellip


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UCC Meets with Minister Bibeau

UCC meets with Minister Bibeau on Canada’s international assistance for Ukraine  May 18 2017 – A UCC delegation led by National President Paul Grod met with the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, in Ottawa on May 18.  The UCC briefed Minister Bibeau about the community’s projects in support of [&hellip


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UCC Congratulates Andrew Scheer on Election as Leader of Conservative Party

UCC Congratulates Andrew Scheer on Election as Leader of Conservative Party May 29, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) congratulates Andrew Scheer (MP Regina-Qu’Appelle), who was elected as the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada on May 27. “On behalf the Ukrainian Canadian community, I congratulate Mr. Scheer on his election as leader [&hellip


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2017 Christmas Card Artwork – Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals: 2017 Christmas Card Artwork Issue Date:  May 23, 2017 Closing Date: July 25, 2017 The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is seeking to work with a visual artist for our annual Christmas Card mailing.  Our mailing goes out to thousands of Canadians, including donors, supporters and dignitaries. We also use the artwork as part of our [&hellip


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Remembering the Genocide of the Crimean Tatar People

Remembering the Genocide of the Crimean Tatar People May 18, 2017 – OTTAWA – Today the Ukrainian Canadian community stands in solidarity with the Crimean Tatar People who mark the anniversary of the mass deportation from their ancestral homeland by the totalitarian regime of Joseph Stalin. The entire Crimean Tatar People, the indigenous people of [&hellip


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Arc of Memory Design Selected for the Memorial to the Victims of Communism

From the Department of Canadian Heritage OTTAWA, May 17, 2017 A significant step toward the realization of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism – Canada, a Land of Refuge, was taken today as Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism) and Member of Parliament (Parkdale–High Park), on behalf of the [&hellip


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Celebrate Canada’s 150th With Us!

Celebrate Canada’s 150th With Us! Youth Engaging Youth Project Launches New Website  May 15, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) invites all Canadians to join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation through the Project Celebrating the Strength of Canada’s Diversity: Youth Engaging Youth. The UCC, together with its member organizations across the [&hellip


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Be a Part of 2017 Vyshyvanka Day!

Next week on Thursday May 18th, Ukrainians and friends from around the world will celebrate Vyshyvanka (Embroidery) Day, adorning Ukrainian embroidered shirts not only to preserve our ancestral traditions, but also to stand in solidarity with Ukraine.    In many communities, celebrations of International Vyshyvanka Day will continue on Saturday May 20. Regardless of origin or [&hellip


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#FreeSentsov – UCC Calls for Sanctions against Russian Human Rights Violators

#FreeSentsov UCC Calls for Sanctions against Russian Human Rights Violators  Three years ago, Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was arrested by Russian “authorities” in Russian-occupied Crimea and imprisoned on false charges of “terrorism.” Sentsov was sentenced in a Russian show trial to 20 years in prison. There was no evidence of Sentsov having committed any crime [&hellip


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