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UCC Calls Upon Canadians to Express Concern over CMHR

UCC Concerned with Canadian Museum for Human Rights December 11, 2010-Winnipeg, Manitoba-The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) calls upon all Canadians to voice their concern over the content and layout proposed for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.  Specifically, we are concerned about the objectivity of the Museum’s governance bodies and that neither Canada’s first national internment [&hellip


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UCC Launches “Just Ask” Fundraising Campaign

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Launches “Just Ask” Fundraising Appeal December 9, 2010-Winnipeg, Manitoba-Building on momentum gathered at last week’s Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress today launched a new initiative called its “Just Ask” Campaign. At the Triennial Congress, UCC National President Paul Grod announced the ambitious agenda which the Congress has set [&hellip


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National Holodomor Commemoration Ceremony held November 30 at Parliament Hill

December 3, 2010- Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress joined the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group, the Embassy of Ukraine, Parliamentarians, clergy, foreign diplomats and over two hundred guests at Parliament Hill for the National Holodomor Commemoration. The ceremony commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Holodomor was held at the Government of Canada Conference Centre. “The Ukrainian [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Congress meets with Minister Van Loan

L to R-Taras Zalusky, Borys Potapenko, Chrystyna Bidiak, Minister Van Loan, Paul Grod, John Iwaniura, and Taras Pidzamecky. December 2, 2010-Ottawa, Canada-On November 30, 2010, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress met with the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade, to discuss a number of issues regarding Canada-Ukraine relations and issues of concern to the Ukrainian [&hellip


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UCC – Ontario Provincial Council expresses gratitude to members of Ontario Legislature for a moving tribute to John Yaremko

On Wednesday November 24th each of the three parties in the Ontario Legislature delivered a tribute in honour of the late John Yaremko. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Ontario Provincial Council requested the tribute in honour of Mr. Yaremko’s public service as an MPP, cabinet minister and philanthropist. Please find attached and below a press [&hellip


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UCC Asks President Yanukovych to Recognize Holodomor

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Calls upon Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to Recognize the Holodomor as an act of Genocide Against Ukrainian People November 27, 2010-Winnipeg, Manitoba- The Ukrainian Canadian Congress continued Holodomor Commemoration Week activities by calling upon Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to respect the law and declare the Holodomor a genocide against the Ukrainian people. [&hellip


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Letter from the UCC to The President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych

Download as PDF (English) Download as PDF (Ukrainian) November 27, 2010 Mr. Viktor Yanukovych President of Ukraine Kyiv, Ukraine Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, I write to you today to ask that you reject any attempts to weaken or diminish the suffering of the victims of Stalin’s campaign against the [&hellip


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International Holodomor Memorial Day

Let Us Remember International Holodomor Memorial Day Saturday, November 27 On the 77th anniversary of the famine genocide in Ukraine 1932-33 Saturday, November 27, 2010 marks International Holodomor Memorial Day and National Holodomor Memorial Day as legislated by the Government of Canada. On this day, let us remember in solidarity with the international community. Honour [&hellip


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UCC Calls on Canadians to Light a Candle

UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS URGES CANADIANS TO LIGHT A CANDLE IN MEMORY OF 1932-33 HOLODOMOR VICTIMS IN UKRAINE November 26, 2010-WINNIPEG, Manitoba-Ukrainians around the world will mark Holodomor Remembrance Day on November 27, 2010 – the annual commemoration of the most tragic episode of Ukraine’s history when Stalin’s regime used famine as a weapon in an [&hellip


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Statement by the Prime Minister on the 77th Anniversary of the Holodomor

Click here to download this document as a PDF (77th-anniversary-of-the-Holodomor.pdf) November 27, 2010 Statement by the Prime Minister on the 77th Anniversary of the Holodomor I am honoured to join Canadians in the solemn commemoration of the 77th anniversary of the Holodomor.  On this day, we remember the millions of Ukrainians who suffered and perished [&hellip


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