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National Internment Commemoration Day

National Internment Commemoration Day UCC National President Paul Grod discusses how he found out about the Internment of Ukrainians in Canada during WW1 and the part he played in having it officially acknowledged by the Canadian Government. Part of Ryan Boyko’s film series The Camps, which explores the history of Canada’s First National Internment Operations [&hellip


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UCC calls on Canada to support Ukraine’s democracy

UCC calls on Canada to support Ukraine’s democracy Presidential, Parliamentary Elections to be held in 2019  October 26, 2018. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) calls on the Government of Canada to continue to support Ukraine’s democracy heading into presidential and parliamentary elections in 2019. “The upcoming elections in Ukraine will be critical to Ukraine’s [&hellip


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UCC Parliamentary Interns 2018/2019 – Off to a good start!

UCC Parliamentary Interns Larysa and Volodymyr share their impressions from the first days   In our last couple orientation days, I’ve already learned so much about the valuable projects that UCC works on, and it has been very interesting to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the UCC builds relations between Canada and Ukraine, and [&hellip


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Questions about Canada’s National Ballet Tour in Russia

Questions about Canada’s National Ballet Tour in Russia UCC disappointed by National Ballet of Canada’s partnership with Gazprom, Russian government October 18, 2018. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is disappointed by the National Ballet of Canada’s partnership with Gazprom, Russia’s state gas monopoly, and Russia’s Ministry of Culture in the Context.Diana Vishneva ballet festival [&hellip


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UCC statement on attack in Kerch, Russian-occupied Crimea

UCC statement on attack in Kerch, Russian-occupied Crimea October 17, 2018. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is profoundly shocked by the news of an attack on a college in Kerch, in Russian-occupied Crimea. According to unconfirmed reports, 19 people were killed and over 30 injured when a student in the college detonated an explosive [&hellip


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Historic decision on independence for Ukraine’s Orthodox Church

Historic decision on independence for Ukraine’s Orthodox Church October 11, 2018. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) warmly welcomes the historic decision by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate recognizing the right to independence of Ukraine’s Orthodox Church. “The decision announced by the Holy Synod has been awaited by millions of Ukrainian [&hellip


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October 9 Statement on Australian organizations

Ihor Michalchyshyn, UCC CEO issued the following statement today (October 9, 2018) “It’s come to our attention that a group called the Australian Ukrainian Congress is making claims to a connection with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC).  We are not aware of this group or it’s leadership, and are concerned that they appear to be [&hellip


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Parliamentary Internship: Bi-weekly Update from the Parliament Hill

Larysa-Lubka Lewyckyj reports on her first 2 weeks at the MP’s office:  It’s been two weeks on the Hill so far, and I’ve begun to settle into my MP’s office. I’m working for Michael Levitt, a Liberal Member of Parliament in the York Centre riding in Toronto. I have an interest in foreign affairs, and this [&hellip


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