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UCC Welcomes Introduction of Legislation to Implement CUFTA

November 3, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the introduction in Canada’s House of Commons of legislation to implement the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) and congratulates all those whose hard work made this historic agreement possible. The legislation to implement CUFTA was introduced in the House of Commons by the Honourable Chrystia [&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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XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians Adopts Resolutions Setting Direction for UCC for 2016-19

November 4, 2016. The XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians, held in Regina September 29-October 2, 2016, adopted a series of resolutions that will guide the work of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) for the next three years. Over 250 delegates from Ukrainian Canadian organizations and communities across Canada participated in the work of the [&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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UCC joins international call to release Ukrainian political prisoners illegally imprisoned by Russia

October 7, 2016   Ottawa ON The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) joins the appeal of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) to the international community to put pressure on Russia to release illegally imprisoned Ukrainian citizens, including journalists Roman Sushchenko and Mykola Semena. There are over 20 Ukrainian citizens currently illegally imprisoned by Russia including Oleg Sentsov, [&hellip


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UCC Thanks High-Level Delegations from Canada, Ukraine for their Participation in the XXV Triennial Congress

October 6, 2016. OTTAWA, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) expresses its gratitude to high-level representatives of both Canada and Ukraine for their participation in the historic XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians. The XXV Congress was held on September 29-October 2 in Regina, SK, where over 250 delegates set the agenda and priorities for [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes Incoming Board of Directors

October 4, 2016. OTTAWA, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to welcome the incoming Board of Directors, appointed at the XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians, held in Regina, SK on September 29-October 2, 2016. Over 250 delegates from coast to coast met to set the priorities and establish the leadership of the [&hellip


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