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Конґрес Українців Канади (КУК) оголошує про призначення Голови Консультативної-Дорадчої Ради

Вінніпеґ, Манітоба – Президент Конґресу Українців Канади Павло Ґрод радий оголосити про призначення пана Костя Темертея Головою ново-створеною Консультативно-Дорадчої Ради Конґресу Українців Канади. “Я радий оголосити про призначення такого видатного канадця до цього важливого дорадчого органу”, сказав пан Ґрод. “Я вдячний, що пан Темертей погодився прислужитися громаді в цій важливій якості і, я впевнений, що [&hellip


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UCC Expresses Condolences to Zenon Potichny, President of the CUCC

Winnipeg, Canada – Suddenly and unexpectedly, Mrs. Antonina Poticzna, the mother of Mr. Zenon Potichny, President of the Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, passed away on Tuesday, March 2. Paul Grod, President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, expressed his deep sadness upon hearing of Zenon Potichny’s great loss. “On behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and all its constituent member organizations, I [&hellip


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Holodomor Bill Introduced in British Columbia

On the 76th anniversary of the famine genocide in Ukraine 1932-33 Victoria, British Columbia – Yesterday a private member’s bill was introduced in the province of British Columbia recognizing the Holodomor as an act of genocide. New Democrat MLA for Surrey-Whalley, Bruce Ralston, introduced legislation recognizing “Holodomor” as the “famine and genocide that killed millions [&hellip


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Holodomor Bill Introduced in Quebec

    National Holodomor Awareness Week continues through November 29.  For a list of commemorative events in your community visit www.ucc.ca/holodomor/events.htm. On the 76th anniversary of the famine genocide in Ukraine 1932-33 Montreal, Quebec –  Yesterday members of the Quebec National Assembly unanimously accepted the introduction of a private member’s bill recognizing the Holodomor demonstrating [&hellip


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Holodomor recognized as Genocide by Alberta Legislature

Alberta, Canada – On Thursday October 30, the Alberta Legislature passed Bill 37, the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day Act recognizing the Holodomor as genocide and setting aside the fourth Saturday of every November as Holodomor Memorial Day. Introduced by the Honourable Gene Zwozdesky, Deputy House Leader and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the [&hellip


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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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