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UCC Welcomes Renewal of Operation UNIFIER

UCC Welcomes Renewal of Canada’s Military Training Mission to Ukraine  March 18, 2019. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes today’s announcement that Canada’s military training mission to Ukraine, Operation UNIFIER, will be renewed for three additional years, until the end of March 2022.  The announcement was made by the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence [&hellip


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UCC March 2019 Canada Newsletter

We offer you our March 2019 Canadian Newsletter in the hopeful spirit of looking ahead to the spring, with highlights from the past month as well as news about upcoming events


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Ukrainian Canadian Congress statement on March 1, 2019 Cabinet changes 

March 1, 2019. Ottawa.   The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) today welcomed the newly appointed Minister of International Development, the Honourable Maryam Monsef.  The UCC also recognized the significant contributions of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s newly appointed Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, for her work and support for Ukraine.  Minister Bibeau was recently the keynote speaker at UCC’s 2018 [&hellip


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UCC Parliamentary Internship Update – February 28, 2019

  It has been an exciting start to my internship on Parliament Hill in MP Larry Maguire’s office. Life at the Parliament of Canada is very fast-paced. Every day brings new and sometimes unexpected events that require attention. Whether it’s a summit on the situation in Venezuela, an emergency Justice Committee, or a congregation of [&hellip


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Strengthening of Canada-Ukraine defence and security relations

Strengthening of Canada-Ukraine defence and security relations February 28, 2019. Ottawa. The strengthening of Canada-Ukraine defence and security relations were highlighted this week in Ottawa with the visit of Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Defence, Anatolii Petrenko.  Mr. Petrenko testified before Canada’s Parliamentary Defence Committee and was the keynote speaker at a special event for the Canadian Armed [&hellip


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UCC President calls for renewal of Operation UNIFIER

Feb 21 – Ottawa.   The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) National President Alexandra Chyczij today wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the importance of renewing and extending Canada’s military training mission, Operation UNIFIER. Please see the letter below


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Globe & Mail: Bill Browder dissapointed on Canada’s sanctions implementation

The Globe and Mail has printed a feature interview with Bill Browder, champion of international human rights sanction legislation known as the Magnitsky Act.  In the interview Mr. Browder outlines his views on the importance of sanctions on individuals engaged in violations of human rights. Excerpt from the article “I would argue that the implementation [&hellip


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UCC marks 29th International Development Week

UCC marks 29th International Development Week February 8 – Ottawa.  This week Canada commemorates the 29th annual International Development Week (IDW).  This week offers an opportunity to celebrate Canadian contributions to positive global change, honour those who have made a difference, and analyze the results of our humanitarian assistance. From the time of the arrival of the [&hellip


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In Remembrance of Paul Dewar

February 7, 2019 – Ottawa.  It is with great sadness that the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) extends its deepest condolences to the family of Paul Dewar who passed away on February 6, 2019 in Ottawa.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Julia Sneyd, and two sons, Nathaniel and Jordan, as well as the [&hellip


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December 2018 Newsletter

As we gather with family and friends to celebrate the Christmas season, please accept my warmest wishes for safe and happy holiday and success in the new year! Христос Родився! Славімо Його! This past month, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – National held a successful Annual General Meeting and meeting of the Board of Directors. Paul [&hellip


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