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Canada’s House of Commons – Third Reading of Magnitsky Act

  Canada’s House of Commons – Third Reading of Magnitsky Act October 3, 2017. OTTAWA. On October 2, third reading of S-226, Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) commenced in the House of Commons. The following MPs spoke about the legislation: Mr. James Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman)   Mr. Kevin Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to [&hellip


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UCC congratulates Canada’s new Governor General

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress today welcomed Canada’s new Governor General, Her Excellency Julie Payette, and thanked the outgoing Governor General David Johnston for his exemplary years of service


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UCC Parliamentary Internship September Update

Dear friends, I’m pleased to have the opportunity to share with you my first update from the UCC Parliamentary Internship. I’m excited to be working on Parliament Hill and my first few weeks here in Ottawa have been intense but rewarding. I am grateful to the Paul Yuzyk Institute for Youth Leadership, especially Paul Migus, for providing training materials on [&hellip


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Ukraine to Open Consulate in Edmonton

Ukraine to Open Consulate in Edmonton September 29, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the announcement by His Excellency Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, that Ukraine will open a Consulate in Edmonton, Alberta. President Poroshenko made the announcement during his working visit to Canada on September 22. Speaking to the press following his [&hellip


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President of Ukraine Visits Canada

President of Ukraine Visits Canada to Support Invictus Games and Discuss Further Development of Canada-Ukraine Relationship  September 29, 2017. OTTAWA. His Excellency Petro Poroshenko made a working visit to Toronto on September 22-23 to support Ukraine’s Invictus Games team and discuss further steps in the close Canada-Ukraine bilateral relationship. President Poroshenko was joined by First [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Community Honours Ukraine’s Invictus Team

Ukrainian Canadian Community Honours Ukraine’s Invictus Team September 26, 2017. Toronto. On September 22, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) hosted a Gala Reception honouring Ukraine’s Invictus Team in Toronto. The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, His Excellency Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, and First Lady of Ukraine Ms. Maryna Poroshenko attended the [&hellip


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Invictus Team Ukraine Arrives in Canada!

Invictus Team Ukraine Arrives in Canada! Ukrainian Canadian CAF Veteran Carries Invictus Ceremonial Flag   September 21, 2017. TORONTO. The Ukrainian Canadian community warmly welcomed Ukraine’s Invictus Team at Pearson International Airport today. The 2017 Invictus Games, held in Toronto, will mark Team Ukraine’s first participation in the international sports event for wounded veterans and [&hellip


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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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