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The Ukrainian Heart Beats Strongly – Aug 21, 2018 Wpg Free Press

The closure of Ukrainian Voice, Canada’s oldest Ukrainian language newspaper, prompted UCC’s CEO to pen this op-ed &nbsp


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Ukrainian Independence Day Celebrations 2018

Every year, the Ukrainian community in Canada celebrates Ukrainian Independence Day. Below, we provide you with the list of events in your province! Events are sorted according to their commencement date. To get more information on the particular event, please click on the corresponding picture. SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018 – Toronto, ON Location: Centennial Park [&hellip


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International community must act to #FreeSentsov

International community must act to #FreeSentsov  Oleh Sentsov’s health seriously deteriorates  August 9, 2018. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) calls on Canada and its allies to demand the Russian government immediately release Ukrainian political prisoner Oleh Sentsov and the 70 other Ukrainians illegally jailed in Russian prisons. “Canada has taken no actions against the [&hellip


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NATO Summit Analysis – July 2018

On July 11-12, NATO heads of state or government met in Brussels, and on July 12 they met with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko. The UCC has reviewed and analyzed the policy positions outlined in the declarations and statements of the Summit. We present this summary and overview to update our community on issues directly related [&hellip


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UCC welcomes strong statements on Crimea from Canadian Government and Opposition

Aug 1 Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress welcomes the recent strong statements of support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity from the Government of Canada and Canada’s Official Opposition. Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, and Canada’s Official Opposition critics, the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, and James Bezan, Shadow [&hellip


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July 31, 2018 Globe and Mail article

  UCC President Paul Grod was quoted extensively in this July 31, 2018 Globe and Mail article https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-how-canadas-bombardier-inc-helped-build-russias-controversial


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UCC statement on attack in Toronto

UCC statement on attack in Toronto July 23, 2018. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns the disgraceful attack perpetrated last night against the people of Toronto. We extend our deep condolences to those who lost family and friends and hope for a speedy recovery for those injured. May the Memory of the Victims [&hellip


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Canada’s Minister of International Development visits Ukraine

Canada’s Minister of International Development visits Ukraine Canada committing up to $50 million annual support July 19, 2018. KYIV.The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the announcement by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s Minister of International Development, that Canada is committed to provide “up to $50 million annually in support of socio-economic programs across the country, [&hellip


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UCC Expands Parliamentary Internship Program

UCC Expands Parliamentary Internship Program   Welcomes support of Shevchenko Foundation Ukrainian Canadian Veterans Fund   July 18, 2018. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce that due to the generous support of our community, the UCC Parliamentary Internship Program will be expanded to offer two internship positions for the upcoming year. [&hellip


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UCC Expresses Condolences on Passing of Mr. Stefan Horlatsch

UCC Expresses Condolences on Passing of Mr. Stefan Horlatsch July 17, 2018. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) expresses its deep sorrow on the passing of Mr. Stefan Horlatsch, prominent Ukrainian Canadian community leader, Holodomor Survivor and educator. Mr. Horlatsch passed away on July 14 at age 97. Born in Zaporizhzhia oblast, Mr. Horlatsch survived [&hellip


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