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Victory in Europe Day

Victory in Europe Day Today marks the 72nd anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day). On May 8, 1945, Nazi Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Western Allies and the Soviet Union. World War II in Europe, which had begun in 1939 with the Nazi-Soviet invasion and dismemberment of Poland, was ended. After more than [&hellip


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Shipment of Firefighting Equipment and Hospital Supplies Arrives in Mariupol

Shipment of Firefighting Equipment and Hospital Supplies Arrives in Mariupol April 14th, 2017. Mariupol, Ukraine. A 40 foot container of firefighting equipment and hospital supplies cleared customs in Mariupol and was distributed today. The shipment, 11 tonnes of medical consumables, personal protective supplies, medical equipment, and firefighting gear including air cylinders, firefighting suits, hoses, and [&hellip


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Update from UCC Invictus Games Organizing Committee Chair Renata Roman

The Invictus Games are 5 months away. The city of Toronto is getting ready to host the soldiers and veterans from around the world and celebrate along with them their invincible spirit. Venues have been set across Toronto, extra events for soldiers and their families and friends are being planned. The emphasis is to make [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Community Commemorates 70th Anniversary of Wisla Operation (Akcja Wisla)

Ukrainian Canadian Community Commemorates 70th Anniversary of Wisla Operation (Akcja Wisla) April 28, 2017. OTTAWA. April 28, 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Wisla Operation (Akcja Wisla), the forcible deportation by the Soviet-backed Polish government of Ukrainians from their ancestral lands in what is today eastern Poland. Ukrainians living in the [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Congress Commemorates Anniversary of Chornobyl Disaster

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Commemorates Anniversary of Chornobyl Disaster April 26 2017, Ottawa.  Today the world commemorates the anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine. On April 26, 1986, a reactor at the Chornobyl power plant near Prypiat exploded and melted down. The disaster affected the lives of thousands of people in Ukraine and Belarus. [&hellip


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National Volunteer Week

  Thank You to Our Volunteers! #NVW2017   April 24, 2017.  As Canada celebrates National Volunteer Week, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) expresses heartfelt gratitude to our thousands of volunteers from coast to coast to coast of our great country. Together, We Keep our Community Strong!   Since Ukrainians began immigrating to Canada over 125 [&hellip


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Canada’s Senate adopts Magnitsky Law

Canada’s Senate adopts Magnitsky Law UCC Calls for Swift Adoption in House of Commons  April 13, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the adoption by Canada’s Senate of the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law), introduced by Senator Raynell Andreychuk. The legislation was adopted by the Senate on [&hellip


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SENATE ADOPTS SERGEI MAGNITSKY LAW

News Release from Senator Raynell Andreychuk   SENATE ADOPTS SERGEI MAGNITSKY LAW:  CALLING FOR STRENGTHENED MEASURES AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS Ottawa, ON – On April 11, 2017, the Senate of Canada adopted Bill S-226, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law), a bill introduced by Senator Andreychuk. “Bill S-226 signals internationally [&hellip


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UCC expresses condolences for Loss of Peter Savaryn

Peter Savaryn, 1926-2017 Q.C., Order of Canada The Ukrainian Canadian Congress mourns the passing of Peter Savaryn, who died peacefully at his home in Edmonton on Thursday 6 April in his ninety-first year. A life-long Ukrainian activist, Mr. Savaryn immigrated to Canada in 1949, settling in Alberta, where he and his wife Olya (neé Prystajecky) [&hellip


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UCC eNewsletter – March 2017

OPERATION UNIFIER: CANADA’S MISSION TO UKRAINE RENEWED. On March 6th, the Government of Canada announced that Canada’s military mission to Ukraine – Operation UNIFIER – is being extended until the end of March, 2019. The announcement was made by the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of [&hellip


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