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UCC March 2019 Canada Newsletter

We offer you our March 2019 Canadian Newsletter in the hopeful spirit of looking ahead to the spring, with highlights from the past month as well as news about upcoming events


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Ukrainian Canadian Congress statement on March 1, 2019 Cabinet changes 

March 1, 2019. Ottawa.   The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) today welcomed the newly appointed Minister of International Development, the Honourable Maryam Monsef.  The UCC also recognized the significant contributions of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s newly appointed Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, for her work and support for Ukraine.  Minister Bibeau was recently the keynote speaker at UCC’s 2018 [&hellip


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Presentation – Ukrainian Defense Reform (English & French)

The following presentation was made by Anatolii Petrenko, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Defense, before Canada’s Parliamentary Committee on National Defense on February 26, 2019.     &nbsp


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UCC Parliamentary Internship Update – February 28, 2019

  It has been an exciting start to my internship on Parliament Hill in MP Larry Maguire’s office. Life at the Parliament of Canada is very fast-paced. Every day brings new and sometimes unexpected events that require attention. Whether it’s a summit on the situation in Venezuela, an emergency Justice Committee, or a congregation of [&hellip


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Strengthening of Canada-Ukraine defence and security relations

Strengthening of Canada-Ukraine defence and security relations February 28, 2019. Ottawa. The strengthening of Canada-Ukraine defence and security relations were highlighted this week in Ottawa with the visit of Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Defence, Anatolii Petrenko.  Mr. Petrenko testified before Canada’s Parliamentary Defence Committee and was the keynote speaker at a special event for the Canadian Armed [&hellip


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UCC concerned about T-34 film

Feb 22 – Ottawa.  The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is expressing concern about the film “T-34” being screened in Canada at Cineplex theatres. The T34 tank was the weapon used by the Soviet Union to keep captive the peoples of Eastern Europe for four decades.  Together with its Nazi German ally, at the beginning of WWII, [&hellip


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UCC President calls for renewal of Operation UNIFIER

Feb 21 – Ottawa.   The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) National President Alexandra Chyczij today wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the importance of renewing and extending Canada’s military training mission, Operation UNIFIER. Please see the letter below


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UCC welcomes Tara Katrusiak Baran 

February 21 – Ottawa.  UCC Chief Executive Officer Ihor Michalchyshyn today announced that Tara Katrusiak Baran has joined us the Ukrainian Canadian Congress to develop policy in key areas of interest to the community leading up to the upcoming Canadian federal election and UCC’s 26th Triennial Congress.  “Tara brings a depth of experience to UCC, and will be working [&hellip


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Remembering the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred

Remembering the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred The following statement was released in Ottawa by Alexandra Chyczij, National President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. On February 20, Ukrainians around the world commemorate the fallen heroes of the Heavenly Hundred “Небесна Сотня” *. In 2013 thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets when their hope for [&hellip


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UCC marks 29th International Development Week

UCC marks 29th International Development Week February 8 – Ottawa.  This week Canada commemorates the 29th annual International Development Week (IDW).  This week offers an opportunity to celebrate Canadian contributions to positive global change, honour those who have made a difference, and analyze the results of our humanitarian assistance. From the time of the arrival of the [&hellip


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