A Ukrainian-Catholic has been picked to lead a new federal office with a mandate to promote religious tolerance globally, as Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday followed through on an election promise made almost two years ago. Read more Andrew Bennett, 40, a former federal bureaucrat and Ukrainian Catholic sub-deacon, has been named the first […]Read more "Ukrainian-Catholic to lead government’s new religious freedom office"
If you watched our Ukrainian programming recently– mainly Kontakt and ForumTV (formerly Svitohliad), you saw so many government officials and events featured you’d think they were the ones watching the programs. Well it turns out they do! The Privy Council Office, the bureaucracy that supports the prime minister, spent $463,300 last January on a two-year […]Read more "The government is keeping an eye on our programming"
From the UCCLA: On 13 October 2012 the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association reburied the remains of two Ukrainian Canadians, Michael Bahry and Thomas Konyk, executed at the Peterborough County Jail on 14 January 1920. While it is not clear whether Konyk was ever interned, Bahry probably was, and certainly both suffered judicial execution not […]Read more "Interned Ukrainians re-buried from execution"
Former Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj’s long and tumultuous battle for Etobicoke-Centre has been decided by the Supreme Court in favour of Conservative Tim Opitz by a mere 6 votes. The case was not about the Etobicoke-Centre seniors home debacle with Opitz’s campaign manager or the infamous robo calls, but by the administrative errors made by Elections Canada […]Read more "Borys loses Etobicoke-Centre by 6 votes, says Supreme Court of Canada"
Sad news this week as local famed Ukrainian artist, Oleh Valenyuk passed away: He arrived in Canada from Ukraine in 2000, fuelled by the promise of artistic opportunity and success. As both immigrant and artist, he defied the odds by achieving success and recognition immediately following his arrival into Canada. … His style was constantly […]Read more "Well-known Ukrainian artist dies young [Article]"