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UCC expresses condolences to family of former Manitoba Chief Justice Ben Hewak

Former Manitoba Chief Justice Ben Hewak has died.  The Ukrainian Canadian Congress expresses condolences to the Hewak family on their loss. Justice Ben Hewak was a pillar of the Ukrainian Canadian community and an example of determined leadership in his professional and community work. Prayers will be given at Sts. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral in Winnipeg [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes Addition of Ukraine to the AFCCL

UCC Welcomes Addition of Ukraine to the AFCCL December 13, 2017. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the addition of Ukraine to the Automatic Firearms Country Control List (AFCCL), announced today by the Government of Canada. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated “I’m delighted to make this announcement today. The addition [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes Canada’s Defence Committee Report on Ukraine

UCC Welcomes Defence Committee Report on Ukraine  Calls on Government of Canada to implement recommendations December 11, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the report published today by the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, Canada’s Support to Ukraine in Crisis and Armed Conflict. Among its recommendations, the Committee advocates for [&hellip


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2018 Winter Bulletin

The 2018 Winter Bulletin is here! See over 16 pages of activities and reports from the summer and fall such as how the community rallied around Team Invictus Ukraine athletes, to encourage, support and motivate them.     Download Link Here


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Canada Commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day

Canada Commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day November 24, 2017. OTTAWA. On Saturday, November 25, Canada commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day. In 1932-33, millions of Ukrainians – children, women and men – were murdered by the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin. The Ukrainian nation was condemned to death by starvation because of the Ukrainian peoples’ aspiration for independence [&hellip


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UCC Condemns Continuing Repressions in Russian-occupied Crimea

UCC Condemns Continuing Repressions in Russian-occupied Crimea  Calls for Canada to immediately act to sanction Russian human rights abusers November 23, 2017. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns the latest round of political repressions perpetrated by the Russian occupation regime in Crimea against the indigenous Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian population. Earlier today, several Crimean [&hellip


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2017 Holodomor Commemoration on Parliament Hill

November 21, 2017. OTTAWA. On November 20, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada held a well-attended, solemn commemoration in Canada’s Parliament to mark the 84th anniversary of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide. In 1932-33, the totalitarian Soviet regime of dictator Joseph Stalin sentenced the Ukrainian nation to [&hellip


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Photo Gallery – Holodomor Commemoration on Parliament Hill

Full gallery of Members of Parliament and community leaders gathering for the 2017 Holodomor Awareness Week to commemorate the famine-genocide orchestrated by the Soviet regime


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Call to Action: Canada’s opportunity to restore peace in Ukraine!

For more than three years Russia has waged a war of aggression against Ukraine, which has left over 10,000 dead, 23,000 wounded and 1.5 million people internally displaced.   UCC President Paul Grod will be in Vancouver at the 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference.  This will be an important opportunity to raise the issue of a possible UN [&hellip


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