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UCC supports the Postcards for Political Prisoners Project

Recently, Marta Baziuk, the project coordinator received a letter from journalist Roman Sushchenko, one of the Ukrainian political prisoners held by Russia. I thought you and Minister Freeland would appreciate seeing his letter and artwork — confirmation that our activism is worthwhile


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2019 Ukrainian Presidential Election Guide

Ukrainian Presidential Election 2019 Guide UCC will be providing important information leading up to Ukraine’s 2019 Presidential election for Canadians. If there is specific information you’re looking for which we haven’t included don’t hesitate to send us a note with your request, send  us a note to ucc@ucc.ca. If you are a Ukrainian citizen in [&hellip


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Community Briefing: Canada’s Federal Budget 2019

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) has reviewed the 2019 Federal Budget, tabled on March 19, 2019, by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. We are pleased to present these summary points, which highlight issues of importance to our Ukrainian Canadian community: Expanding Support for Arts and Culture Supporting Community Media Helping Travellers Visit Canada Improving Services for [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes Renewal of Operation UNIFIER

UCC Welcomes Renewal of Canada’s Military Training Mission to Ukraine  March 18, 2019. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes today’s announcement that Canada’s military training mission to Ukraine, Operation UNIFIER, will be renewed for three additional years, until the end of March 2022.  The announcement was made by the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence [&hellip


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UCC marks 5 years of illegal invasion of Crimea

March 16, 2019 Ottawa. Five years ago, on March 16, 2014, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine and occupation of Crimea, Russian “authorities” staged an illegal and illegitimate “referendum.” In violation of international law and numerous treaties to which Russia is a signatory, the “referendum” was held under the barrels of Russian guns. Two days later, [&hellip


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UCC applauds new Canadian sanctions on Russia

15 March, 2019. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) applauds today’s announcement by Canada’s Department of Global Affairs that 114 individuals and 15 entities have been sanctioned in response to Russia’s aggression in the Black Sea and the Kerch Strait, the illegal annexation of Crimea, and the war that Russia has been waging against Ukraine for over 5 years. [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes Lloyd Axworthy as Head of the Election Observation Mission in Ukraine

UCC Welcomes Lloyd Axworthy as Head of the Election Observation Mission in Ukraine March 13, 2019. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes today’s announcement by the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, appointing the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy as Head of Canada’s Election Observation Mission in Ukraine. “The UCC welcomes the appointment of Mr. [&hellip


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UCC calls for renewal of Operation UNIFIER

March 12, Ottawa.  The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) today renewed it’s call for the renewal and expansion of Operation UNIFIER, Canada’s military training mission in Ukraine.  UCC National President Alexandra Chyczij has written to the Prime Minister of Canada on this matter just a few weeks ago. Every day, Ukrainian soldiers are fighting and dying [&hellip


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Voters Information – Президентські вибори – 2019

  Конґрес Українців Канади нагадує громадянам України, які постійно або тимчасово перебувають на території Канади і на день голосування досягли 18-річного віку, про участь у голосуванні на виборах. Для того щоб проголосувати, потрібно бути включеним до виборчого списку в Канаді або до загального Державного реєстру виборців за адресою проживання/перебування. Кінцева дата реєстрації виборців – 15 [&hellip


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Nominations Open for Shevchenko Medal and UCC Leadership Awards

Today marks the 205th anniversary of the birth of Ukraine’s bard, Taras Shevchenko. A day of gathering and remembrance among Ukrainians for decades, on March 9th we celebrate the immeasurable contributions of Shevchenko to Ukrainian culture and the formation of a Ukrainian national identity and national consciousness. Though he lived only 47 years, he produced [&hellip


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