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Canada Strongly Condemns Killing of Protesters in Ukraine

Canada Strongly Condemns Killing of Protesters in Ukraine January 22, 2014 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of protesters by Ukrainian police forces. My deputy minister has called in the Ukrainian ambassador to express Canada’s condemnation of the violence that occurred last night. [&hellip


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Statement by Marc Garneau: Canada must work with allies to put real pressure on Yanukovych regime

Canada must work with allies to put real pressure on Yanukovych regime Marc Garneau, critic for Foreign Affairs and International Trade for the Liberal Party of Canada, made the following statement today: “It is deeply regrettable that the situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate. The latest round of violence, – which took the lives of [&hellip


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UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT MUST CEASE AND DESIST

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Members of Parliament James Bezan (Selkirk-Interlake) and Ted Opitz (Etobicoke Centre) made the following joint statement as violence escalates and civil liberties rapidly deteriorate during the regression of democracy in Ukraine: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of innocent protestors today in Ukraine.  President Yanukovych and his regime’s heavy handed authoritarian response [&hellip


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Statement by Marc Garneau on Ukraine

Statement by Marc Garneau on Ukraine / Déclaration de Marc Garneau à propos de Ukraine Please see below for a statement from Marc Garneau, Liberal Party critic for Foreign Affairs, on the latest developments in Ukraine. Mr. Garneau is available this afternoon for interviews on this subject  Canada cannot stand idly by as anti-democratic laws [&hellip


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Canada Concerned by Introduction of Anti-Protest Law in Ukraine

Canada Concerned by Introduction of Anti-Protest Law in Ukraine January 17, 2014 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada is deeply disturbed by the new, draconian law pushed through the Ukrainian parliament and signed into law today that would drastically limit the right of Ukrainians to peacefully organize, assemble or [&hellip


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Minister Kenney issues statement to mark the celebration of Christmas by Orthodox Christians and Eastern Catholics

Ottawa, January 6, 2014 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark the celebration of Christmas by Christians observing the Julian calendar: “As Minister for Multiculturalism, I want to take this opportunity to extend my warmest wishes to Christians of the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches who [&hellip


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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada marking the celebration of Christmas by Orthodox Christians

Ottawa, Ontario – 7 January 2014 Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the celebration of Christmas by Orthodox Christians following the Julian calendar: “Laureen and I would like to extend our warmest wishes to all Orthodox Christians in Canada and around the world celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ according to [&hellip


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Article – “Ukraine asks Canada for practical help, not just criticism” [embassynews.ca]

Embassy – Canada’s Foreign Policy Newspaper http://www.embassynews.ca/news/2013/12/17/ukraine-asks-canada-for-practical-help-not-just-criticism/44989 Published  2013-12-18EmbassyUkraine asks Canada for practical help, not just criticism Ukrainian-Canadian group defends Canada’s long-term support for the country. DFATD Photo Foreign Minister John Baird visits Dec. 5 with people camped out in Kyiv to protest against the Ukrainian government’s decision to suspend the signing of a deal [&hellip


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Canada’s Parliament Unanimously Condemns the Use of Force by Authorities Attempting to Dismantle the Euromaidan in Kyiv’s Independence Square

CANADA’S PARLIAMENT UNANIMOUSLY CONDEMNS THE USE OF FORCE BY AUTHORITIES ATTEMPTING TO DISMANTLE THE EUROMAIDAN IN KYIV’S INDEPENDENCE SQUARE        DECEMBER 11, 2013-Ottawa, Canada- Yesterday the House of Commons concluded at 10:15 p.m. a rare four hour emergency debate on the situation in Ukraine where all political parties unanimously condemned the use of force [&hellip


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Statement by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on the political unrest in Ukraine

December 11, 2013 Premier Kathleen Wynne made the following statement today on the political unrest in Ukraine: “I am deeply concerned about the ongoing situation in Ukraine. The recent violence against the peaceful protestors in Kyiv’s Independence Square is very troubling.” Here in Ontario we are an international community and events globally touch us locally.  I stand [&hellip


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