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  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister Jason Kenney issue statements to mark Black Ribbon Day

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Black Ribbon Day 23 August 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark Black Ribbon Day, the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism and Nazism in Europe: “Today, we pay tribute to the memory of the victims who [&hellip


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    Minister Kenney meets with His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk and Ukrainian Orthodox Patriarch Filaret

    Friends, During my visit to Ukraine earlier this week, I had the honour of meeting with His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, and attending the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Kyiv. As many of you know, Patriarch Shevchuk visited Canada last year, on occasion of the 100th [&hellip


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    Canada Troubled by Ousting of Tymoshenko Lawyer from Parliament

    To view this document on the department website, please click on the following link: http://www.international.gc.ca/media/aff/news-communiques/2013/03/7a.aspx Canada Troubled by Ousting of Tymoshenko Lawyer from Parliament March 7, 2013 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada is deeply troubled by the decision of the high administrative court of Ukraine to strip Serhiy Vlasenko of [&hellip


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

    Ottawa, January 6, 2013 — Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today on the celebration of Christmas by Orthodox Christians and Eastern Catholics: “Laureen and I would like to wish Orthodox Christians and Eastern Catholics in Canada and around the world a peaceful and joyous Christmas. “Christmas is a time of peace and unity, [&hellip


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

    Ottawa, January 6, 2013 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark the celebration of Christmas by Christians observing the Julian calendar: “As Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, I offer my very best wishes to Christians of the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches [&hellip


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    RALPH GOODALE’S REPORT: A commentary by the Member of Parliament for Wascana

    goodale@sasktel.net November 23rd, 2012 79th ANNIVERSARY OF UKRAINIAN FAMINE & GENOCIDE Saturday, November 24th, is International Holodomor Memorial Day, a day upon which the civilized world pauses to remember one of the most horrific atrocities of the 20th century. In the winter of 1932-33, the ruthless regime of Joseph Stalin used the power of the Soviet state [&hellip


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    Sopuck Remembers Ukrainian Holodomor of 1932-33

    Robert Sopuck, MP Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette News Release NOVEMBER 22, 2012, OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The memory and experiences of survivors of the Holodomor –the Ukrainian Genocide in 1932 and 1933 – were commemorated on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Parliamentary evening ceremony dedicated to honouring those who both perished and survived the man-made tragedy. Robert Sopuck, Member of [&hellip


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