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TUF Marks End of 120th Anniversary Celebrations

TORONTO UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL MARKS END OF CELEBRATIONS OF 120TH ANNIVERSARY OF UKRAINIAN SETTLEMENT IN CANADA: KICKS OFF PREPARATIONS FOR 125TH ANNIVERSARY   TORONTO – SEPTEMBER 26, 2012– The Ukrainian Canadian Congress formally marked the end of celebrations to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Ukrainian pioneer settlement in Canada at the Toronto Ukrainian Festival this week. [&hellip


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UWC Broadens Election Mission and Calls for Observers

Ukrainian World Congress Broadens Election Mission and Calls for Election Observers September 21, 2012 – Toronto, Canada – The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) announced that the Canada Ukraine Foundation/Ukrainian Canadian Congress (CUF/UCC) and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) will merge their respective international election observation missions for the October 28, 2012 Parliamentary elections in Ukraine [&hellip


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UCC CONDEMNS SIGNING OF “UNCONSTITUTIONAL LANGUAGE LAW”

  UCC CONDEMNS SIGNING OF “UNCONSTITUTIONAL LANGUAGE LAW” OTTAWA – August 10, 2012 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress expressed its dismay at yesterday’s signing into law by Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych of making the Russian language an official language in parts of Ukraine.  “The Ukrainian Canadian Congress considers the Draft Law on Principles of the State Language Policy to [&hellip


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CANADA TO SEND ELECTION OBSERVERS TO UKRAINE

UCC Commends Government of Canada decision to Send Election Observers to Ukraine   L-R: Stella Ambler MP Mississauga-South, Bob Dechert Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Paul Grod UCC President, Hon. Jason Kenney, Orest Steciw LUC President, Lois Brown Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of International Cooperation, Ted Opitz MP Etobicoke-Centre   August 10, 2012 – [&hellip


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UCC’S OPEN LETTER ON LANGUAGE LAW IN UKRAINE

UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS ISSUES OPEN LETTER ON LANGUAGE LAW IN UKRAINE OTTAWA – July 6, 2012 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress issued an open letter by UCC President Paul Grod on the language legislation that has been introduced and has passed second reading in the Verkhovna Rada in Ukraine. “The Ukrainian Canadian Congress calls on the [&hellip


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UKRAINIAN COMMUNITY LAUNCHES ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION

UKRAINIAN COMMUNITY LAUNCHES ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION: FORMER CANADIAN AMBASSADOR DEREK FRASER TO HEAD MISSION Ottawa – July 5, 2012 – The Ukrainian Canadian community announced that it is sending a long-term election observer mission to monitor this fall’s elections to the Verkhovna Rada and encouraged community members to support the mission.”As Ukraine continues its difficult transition [&hellip


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UCC Greetings on Canada Day

Happy Canada Day! July 1, 2012 The Ukrainian Canadian Congress sends greetings to all Canadians for a Happy Canada Day! Canada Day is an opportunity to celebrate Canada’s identity and to mark our rich culture. It is a day that brings Canadians together with their families, friends and communities in celebrations across the country. “As [&hellip


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UCC Celebrates Canadian Multiculturalism Day

UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS CELEBRATES CANADIAN MULTICULTURALISM DAY OTTAWA – June 27, 2012 – Today the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) issued the following statement from its president, Mr. Paul Grod to mark Canadian Multiculturalism Day: “On behalf of Canada’s 1.3 million Ukrainian Canadians, I am pleased to wish all Canadians a happy Multiculturalism Day. One of Canada’s [&hellip


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UCC WELCOMES FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT ON UKRAINE

UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS WELCOMES FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT ON UKRAINE OTTAWA – June 20, 2012-The Ukrainian Canadian Congress congratulated the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on the completion of its report on Ukraine entitled, “The Rule of Law, Democracy and Prosperity in Ukraine: A Canadian Parliamentary Perspective”, which was [&hellip


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