19 October, 2015 – OTTAWA – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) encourages all Canadians to vote in the 2015 Federal Election, being held today.
The UCC, representing 1.3 million Canadians of Ukrainian descent, is a non-partisan organization and does not endorse parties or candidates. The UCC encourages all members of our community and all Canadians from coast to coast to cast their ballots today.
“As Canadians go to the polls today, we are reminded what a privilege it is to live in Canada. We remember all Canadians who sacrificed so that we may live in freedom,” stated Paul Grod, National President of the UCC. “As citizens of this great nation, we have not only the right but also the responsibility to make our voices heard in electing our Members of Parliament.”
Recently, the UCC surveyed Canada’s party leaders and local candidates on their positions on issues of importance to the Ukrainian Canadian community. The results of the surveys are available here. The UCC expresses gratitude to all parties and candidates for their interest and attention to these important questions.
In order to find information on when polls are open and where your polling station is located, please visit the website of Elections Canada at http://www.elections.ca/.