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Sopuck condemns recent politically motivated trials in Ukraine

http://www.robertsopuck.ca/news-riding/sopuck-condemns-recent-politically-motivated-trials-in-ukraine/ Ottawa— Robert Sopuck, Chair of the all-party Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group and MP for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, issued the following statement in response to the arrest by the Ukrainian Government of former defence minister Valeriy Ivashchenko. “I am deeply concerned by this new wave of what appears to be politically motivated prosecutions. The appearance of [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Delegation Concludes Mission To Ukraine

Ukrainian Canadian Delegation Concludes Mission to Ukraine with Minister Oda Kyiv, Ukraine- April 25, 2012- On April 19 representatives from the Ukrainian Canadian community concluded a successful trip to Ukraine as members of the delegation accompanying International Cooperation Minister, the Honourable Beverley Oda’s recent mission to Ukraine. The Minister’s meetings included Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, [&hellip


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UCC Congratulates Sonja Bejzyk on GG’s Caring Canadian Award

UCC Congratulates Board Member Sonja Bejzyk for receiving Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award Sonja Bejzyk Winnipeg, Manitoba- April 24, 2012 –  Ukrainian Canadian Congress President congratulates Sonja Bejzyk on being awarded the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. “On behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress [&hellip


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Baird Troubled by Latest Conviction in Ukraine

April 13, 2012 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued the following statement upon learning that Ukraine’s former defence minister Valeriy Ivashchenko was sentenced to five years in prison: “Canada is concerned that yesterday’s conviction of former acting defence minister Valeriy Ivashchenko may call into further question judicial independence in Ukraine. “A troubling trend is [&hellip


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Statement made in the Canadian House of Commons by the Honourable Ralph Goodale marking the 100th anniversary of PLAST

Uploaded by RalphGoodale on Apr 5, 2012 Liberal MP Ralph Goodale pays tribute in the House of Commons to Plast on its 100th Anniversary


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Statements in Parliament of Interest to the Ukrainian community over the last week of sittings 29-03-2012

Over the past week of sittings of the House of Commons, there have been a few specific references of interest to the Ukrainian Canadian community: 1)      More petitions were tabled asking the government to ensure that the CMHR has a permanent and prominent display on the Holodomor and on Canada’s first national internment operations; 2)      A member [&hellip


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Keynote delivered by CA Leader of the Government Peter Van Loan on March 7th in Ottawa at an international forum entitled “Ukraine at the Crossroads”

Keynote delivered by CA Leader of the Government Peter Van Loan on March 7th in Ottawa at an international forum entitled “Ukraine at the Crossroads”   Thank you, Chrystya [Freeland], and good evening. Thank you very much for letting me address you today; I am delighted to be here with you. The last time I [&hellip


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