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  • UCC eNewsletter – November 2016

    In this November issue: Holodomor Commemorated on Parliament Hill UCC Supports Canadian Bill Establishing Crimean Tatar Deportation Memorial Day Canada Commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day UCC Applauds Additional Canadian Sanctions for Russia’s Illegal Occupation of Crimea  Ukrainian Canadian Congress Launches Holodomor Awareness Week UCC Invictus Games Organizing Committee Launches Call for Volunteers Ukrainian Canadian Community Commemorates [&hellip


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    Canada Commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day

    November 25, 2016. OTTAWA. On November 26, Canada commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day. In 1932-33 the totalitarian regime of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin sentenced the Ukrainian nation to death by starvation. Millions of children, women and men were condemned to death because of the Ukrainian peoples’ aspiration for independence, their desire to speak their language and [&hellip


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    Ukrainian Canadian Community Commemorates Remembrance Day

    November 11, 2016. Each year on this day, Canadians from coast to coast gather together to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served and today serve Canada in our nation’s Armed Forces. With solemn gratitude, we remember those who fell in defence of our rights and our liberty. On Remembrance Day, [&hellip


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    Unanimous consent for Alberta’s Ukrainian-Canadian Heritage Day

    News Release – Alberta Government Nov 02, 2016 The fifth bill in Alberta’s history to pass with unanimous consent in a single day, Alberta’s Ukrainian-Canadian Heritage Day Act, recognizes the enduring contributions of Albertans of Ukrainian heritage to the province. The Act states that, starting in 2017, Sept. 7 of each year shall be known [&hellip


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    Minister Mihychuk works with Ukraine on workers’ safety

    News Release Article from  Minister Mihychuk works with Ukraine on workers’ safety November 3, 2016                   Gatineau, Quebec                    Employment and Social Development Canada As the Minister of Labour, the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk met with Mr. Andriy Reva, Ukrainian Minister of Social Policy, this week, where they agreed to deepen collaboration between the two countries [&hellip


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    SENATOR ANDREYCHUK CALLS FOR STRENGTHENED ACCOUNTABILITY FOR GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

    Ottawa, ON – Rising in the Senate on October 25, 2016, Senator Raynell Andreychuk spoke at second reading of Bill S-226, Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law). “Responding to the urgent and apparent need for increased protection of internationally recognized human rights should remain a top priority for Canadians,” said [&hellip


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    UCC President Op-Ed in Hill Times – “Engaging a belligerent Russia through deterrence”

    Today’s Hill Times article on Ukraine   UKRAINE Engaging a belligerent Russia through deterrence by PAUL GROD PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 https://www.hilltimes.com/…/engaging-belligerent-russ…/85160 Russia’s war against Ukraine is entering its third year. Every day, Russian and proxy forces in the occupied territories of eastern Ukraine, shell Ukrainian military positions and civilian areas in towns [&hellip


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    UCC Expresses Sorrow on Passing of Dr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn

    “Learn. Dream. Work with joy. Love people. Love life” – Dr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn October 24, 2016. OTTAWA, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) expresses its deep sorrow on the passing of prominent economist, professor, philanthropist and community leader Dr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn. Dr. Hawrylyshyn passed away early this morning at his home in Kyiv. He was [&hellip


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    UCC to support Ukraine in 2017 Invictus Games

    24 October, 2016. KYIV, UKRAINE. Renata Roman, Chair of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Invictus Games Organizing Committee and Bohdan Kupych, member of the UCC Ukraine Advisory Council, met with Ukrainian officials on October 21 to discuss Ukraine’s participation in the Invictus Games, which will be held in Toronto, September 24-30, 2017 featuring 550 competitors [&hellip


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    UCC Ukraine Appeal “Ambulances for Ukraine” Project Supports Emergency Services in Ukraine

    October 20, 2016. OTTAWA, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Ukraine Appeal is pleased to announce that yesterday, eight ambulances from across Canada were shipped to Ukraine as part of the “Ambulances for Ukraine” Project – Phase 2. Two more ambulances will be shipped next week. “Ambulances for Ukraine” was established in early 2015 in response [&hellip


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