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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day OTTAWA – JANUARY 27, 2011-The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) commented on the significance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day which marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Aushwitz-Birkenau camps in Poland. “Today we remember and condemn the horrible crimes inflicted by the Nazi regime on millions of [&hellip


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UCC Congratulates Premier Ed Stelmach

Statement by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress on announcement by Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach January 25, 2011 — Edmonton, Alberta-The Ukrainian Canadian Congress made the following statement  following the decision by Ed Stelmach to not seek re-election as Premier of Alberta: “It is with much sadness that we have learned of Premier Stelmach’s plans not to seek re-election as premier [&hellip


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UCC’s Response to CMHR Controversy

UCC’s Response to CMHR Controversy

UCC ADDRESSES CMHR DOUBLESPEAK     January 19, 2011-Winnipeg, Manitoba-On this the Feast of Jordan which is the final day of the Ukrainian Christmas season, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress addressed some of the inaccuracies being reported with regard to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.”We are disappointed with both the tone and timing (on Ukrainian [&hellip


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Canadian Central And Eastern European Communities Condemn The Arrest And Imprisonment Of Russian Pro-Democracy Activists

CANADIAN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES CONDEMN THE ARREST AND IMPRISONMENT OF RUSSIAN PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS AND OPPOSITION LEADER BORIS NEMTSOV Toronto, Ontario –The Central and Eastern European Council of Canada is calling on The Canadian Government and all Canadian politicians to join the international community in condemning the recent arrest and imprisonment of Russian opposition leader [&hellip


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2010 – A Year in Review

Dear Friend, As we approach the end of 2010, we wanted to share with you some of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC)’s special accomplishments from the past year: UCC hosted Ukraine House at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games in January 2010.  In cooperation with the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, the Ukrainian World Congress, [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Community Leaders Continue to Express Concerns Over Human Rights Museum

UKRAINIAN CANADIAN COMMUNITY LEADERS CONTINUE TO EXPRESS CONCERNS OVER HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM December 20, 2010-Winnipeg, Manitoba-During the course of a long meeting held on Saturday December 18, representatives of the Ukrainian community and the vice chair of the Canadian Ethnocultural Council met with the CEO of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Mr. Stewart Murray, [&hellip


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Globe and Mail Article on Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Group says rights museum slights suffering of Ukrainians James Adams-The Globe and Mail The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, scheduled to open in Winnipeg in 2013, is slighting the sufferings of Ukrainians here and in the former Soviet Union and needs a “reconstituted” board of trustees and content advisory committee to help set matters right, [&hellip


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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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