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UCC Bids Farewell to its Executive Director

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress bids farewell to its Executive Director Ostap Skrypnyk who is moving onto a new opportunity within the Ukrainian Canadian community in Winnipeg. Ostap has served the Ukrainian Canadian community for the past 17 years at both the Ukrainian Canadian Congress National and Saskatchewan Provincial Council. “Ostap has supported the Congress with [&hellip


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Historic Holodomor Bill Fast Tracked

OTTAWA – Selkirk-Interlake MP James Bezan rose in the House of Commons yesterday and with the support of all parties successfully moved that his Private Members Bill C-459 be passed at all stages. The bill establishes a Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day and recognizes the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 as an act of [&hellip


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Saskatchewan recognizes the Holodomor as a genocide

Regina – On May 7 the Saskatchewan Legislature passed through second and third readings Bill 40, the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day Act and sent the Bill for assent making Saskatchewan the first province in Canada to recognize the Holodomor as genocide. A day earlier, May 6, Deputy Premier and Education Minister Ken Krawetz introduced [&hellip


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International Holodomor Remembrance Flame arrives on Canadian soil

Toronto – The International Holodomor Remembrance Flame arrived on Canadian soil on Friday, April 18. The Flame was presented during a ceremony at Toronto’s City Hall which also included the opening of the exhibit Holodomor: Genocide by Famine produced by the League of Ukrainian Canadians. Presenting the Flame was His Excellency Valentyn Adomaytis, Ukraine’s Ambassador [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Community Applauds Introduction of the Holodomor Memorial Day Act

Toronto – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), the League of Ukrainian Canadians and the League of Ukrainian Canadian Women wish to extend their support and gratitude to Brant MPP Dave Levac for introducing the Holodomor Memorial Day Act into the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on April 17th, 2008. “This important piece of legislation will finally [&hellip


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LE PREMIER MINISTRE HARPER COMMÉMORE LA FAMINE UKRAINIENNE

Le 28 novembre 2007 Ottawa (Ontario) Le Premier ministre Stephen Harper a livré aujourd’hui la déclaration suivante à l’occasion d’une cérémonie commémorant les victimes de l’Holodomor – la famine qui, en 1932 et 1933, a fait des millions de morts en Ukraine et dans d’autres parties de l’Union soviétique. « C’est pour moi un honneur [&hellip


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PRIME MINISTER HARPER COMMEMORATES UKRAINIAN FAMINE

November 28, 2007 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today at a commemoration ceremony for the victims of Holodomor – the famine that killed millions in Ukraine and other parts of the Soviet Union between 1932 and 1933. “I am very honoured to join you tonight in this solemn commemoration of [&hellip


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SHEVCHENKO MEDALISTS 2007

XXII Triennial Ukrainian Canadian Congress October 19 to 21, 2007 The Shevchenko Medal is the highest form of recognition that can be granted by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.  It recognizes individuals of Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian descent, as well as institutions and organizations, for their outstanding national contribution towards the development of the Ukrainian Canadian community. [&hellip


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UCC launches Parliamentary Internship Program

On 3 May 2007, three Ukrainian Canadian students began their summer internships on Parliament Hill. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress Parliamentary Internship Program was revived this year after a more than 10 year hiatus. The Program sees youth from across Canada work in the offices of Members of Parliament in Ottawa for three months. The aim [&hellip


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