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UCC Invictus Organizing Committee update on Team Ukraine

UCC Invictus Organizing Committee update on Team Ukraine February 1, 2017. KYIV. Tryouts for Ukraine’s Invictus Games team were held on January 28th in Kyiv for Ukrainian armed forces veterans.  The Invictus Games will take place in Toronto in Sept 2017. The Invictus Games are an international sports competition in which wounded, ill and injured military [&hellip


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UCC eNewsletter – November 2016

In this November issue: Holodomor Commemorated on Parliament Hill UCC Supports Canadian Bill Establishing Crimean Tatar Deportation Memorial Day Canada Commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day UCC Applauds Additional Canadian Sanctions for Russia’s Illegal Occupation of Crimea  Ukrainian Canadian Congress Launches Holodomor Awareness Week UCC Invictus Games Organizing Committee Launches Call for Volunteers Ukrainian Canadian Community Commemorates [&hellip


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Canada Commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day

November 25, 2016. OTTAWA. On November 26, Canada commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day. In 1932-33 the totalitarian regime of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin sentenced the Ukrainian nation to death by starvation. Millions of children, women and men were condemned to death because of the Ukrainian peoples’ aspiration for independence, their desire to speak their language and [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Community Commemorates Remembrance Day

November 11, 2016. Each year on this day, Canadians from coast to coast gather together to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served and today serve Canada in our nation’s Armed Forces. With solemn gratitude, we remember those who fell in defence of our rights and our liberty. On Remembrance Day, [&hellip


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Unanimous consent for Alberta’s Ukrainian-Canadian Heritage Day

News Release – Alberta Government Nov 02, 2016 The fifth bill in Alberta’s history to pass with unanimous consent in a single day, Alberta’s Ukrainian-Canadian Heritage Day Act, recognizes the enduring contributions of Albertans of Ukrainian heritage to the province. The Act states that, starting in 2017, Sept. 7 of each year shall be known [&hellip


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Minister Mihychuk works with Ukraine on workers’ safety

News Release Article from  Minister Mihychuk works with Ukraine on workers’ safety November 3, 2016                   Gatineau, Quebec                    Employment and Social Development Canada As the Minister of Labour, the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk met with Mr. Andriy Reva, Ukrainian Minister of Social Policy, this week, where they agreed to deepen collaboration between the two countries [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes Introduction of Legislation to Implement CUFTA

November 3, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the introduction in Canada’s House of Commons of legislation to implement the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) and congratulates all those whose hard work made this historic agreement possible. The legislation to implement CUFTA was introduced in the House of Commons by the Honourable Chrystia [&hellip


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SENATOR ANDREYCHUK CALLS FOR STRENGTHENED ACCOUNTABILITY FOR GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

Ottawa, ON – Rising in the Senate on October 25, 2016, Senator Raynell Andreychuk spoke at second reading of Bill S-226, Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law). “Responding to the urgent and apparent need for increased protection of internationally recognized human rights should remain a top priority for Canadians,” said [&hellip


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UCC President Op-Ed in Hill Times – “Engaging a belligerent Russia through deterrence”

Today’s Hill Times article on Ukraine   UKRAINE Engaging a belligerent Russia through deterrence by PAUL GROD PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 https://www.hilltimes.com/…/engaging-belligerent-russ…/85160 Russia’s war against Ukraine is entering its third year. Every day, Russian and proxy forces in the occupied territories of eastern Ukraine, shell Ukrainian military positions and civilian areas in towns [&hellip


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XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians Adopts Resolutions Setting Direction for UCC for 2016-19

November 4, 2016. The XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians, held in Regina September 29-October 2, 2016, adopted a series of resolutions that will guide the work of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) for the next three years. Over 250 delegates from Ukrainian Canadian organizations and communities across Canada participated in the work of the [&hellip


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