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UCC Condemns Russia’s Imprisonment of Crimean Tatar Leader Akhtem Chiygoz

UCC Condemns Russia’s Imprisonment of Crimean Tatar Leader Akhtem Chiygoz September 12, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns Russia’s politically-motivated imprisonment of Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz. Chiygoz, the deputy leader of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People (national representative assembly) was sentenced to eight years imprisonment by the Russian “authorities” [&hellip


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UCC Expresses Gratitude to the late Irena Bubniuk

UCC Expresses gratitude to the late Irena Bubniuk and her family for generous bequest of Steinway Grand Piano     The Ukrainian Canadian Congress would like to express its warmest gratitude to the late Irena Bubniuk and her family for bequeathing her prized Steinway Grand Piano to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and our community. [&hellip


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Greetings on Ukraine’s Independence Day

Greetings on Ukraine’s Independence Day August 24, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress, its member organizations, provincial councils and local branches extend warm greetings to the Ukrainian Canadian community and all those celebrating the 26th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence! On August 24, 1991, Ukraine’s Parliament, exercising the inviolable right of the Ukrainian people to self-determination, [&hellip


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Hill 70 Centennial Commemoration

100th Anniversary of the Battle of Hill 70  Hill 70 Memorial, Konowal Walk opened to public     August 23, 2017. Loos-en-Gohelle, France. The Centennial Commemoration of the Battle of Hill 70 took place at the Hill 70 Memorial Park in Loos-en-Gohelle, France on August 22. The Hill 70 Memorial Park was officially opened to [&hellip


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CUFTA Enters Into Force

CUFTA Enters Into Force August 2, 2017. OTTAWA. The Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) entered into force on August 1. The CUFTA opens a new chapter in relations between Canada and Ukraine. The CUFTA will significantly increase bilateral trade between Canada and Ukraine, to the benefit of the economies of both Canada and Ukraine. The [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes Parliamentary Intern for 2017

July 29, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce that Galyna (Halyna) Paliychuk has been selected as the UCC Parliamentary Intern for 2017. Ms. Paliychuk will work in Ottawa, assigned to work on Parliament Hill with Chrystia Freeland, Member of Parliament for University-Rosedale.  Her assignment in Ottawa starts in September for [&hellip


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UCC Congratulates Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Kutryk on his selection as a Canadian Astronaut

UCC Congratulates Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Kutryk on his selection as a Canadian Astronaut  July 27, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) offered sincere congratulations to Lt. Col. Joshua Kutryk, a Ukrainian Canadian, on his selection as a Canadian astronaut. Lt. Col Kutryk and Dr. Jennifer Sidey were welcomed to Canada’s astronaut corps on July [&hellip


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Third Anniversary of the Downing of Flight MH-17 by Russian-backed Terrorists

Third Anniversary of the Downing of Flight MH-17 by Russian-backed Terrorists July 17, 2017. OTTAWA. On July 17, 2014 Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17 was shot down over Russian-occupied territory in eastern Ukraine by Russian-backed terrorists. All 298 people on board the flight were killed. The Buk missile system used to shoot down MH-17 was made and [&hellip


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UCC Congratulates Advisory Council Member George Myhal on Appointment to Order of Canada

UCC Congratulates Advisory Council Member George Myhal on Appointment to Order of Canada July 4, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) congratulates Mr. George Myhal, C.M., member of the UCC Advisory Council, on his appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada. His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, [&hellip


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Report on June 2017 working visit to Prairie provinces

Report on June 2017 working visit to Prairie provinces Ihor Michalchyshyn, CEO and Executive Director I was very pleased to recently undertake a working visit of the three prairie provinces.  It was an excellent opportunity to meet with community leaders to learn about their projects and to update them on the latest projects and priorities of UCC [&hellip


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