From Uptown Magazine (Winnipeg): Vancouver-based poet Elizabeth Bachinsky got in touch with her Ukrainian heritage with her new book, God of Missed Connections (Nightwood Editions). “I’m third generation Vancouver and we’re pretty closed off from that culture,” she says. “It’s a really good vantage point,” she adds. “I never tried the superficial stuff like dancing […]Read more "Elizabeth Bachinsky gets in touch with the darker side of her Ukrainian heritage in her latest book (Updated)"
From the National Post Plans for a monument on Parliament Hill to honour the estimated 100 million or so innocent men, women and children killed at the hands of Communist regimes around the world, on the other hand, have hit a snag, with the NCC (National Capital Commission) worried that a "Memorial to the Victims […]Read more "Communists stopping Ottawa’s victims of communism memorial"
Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney is quite busy these days. When he’s not barring British anti-war MPs from entering Canada, axing funding to Canadian-Arab groups, deporting war-resisters or even tweeting on Twitter, he’s busy shaping our multiculturalism in a very diverse way: English or French speaking only! Our minister’s latest fight is to […]Read more ""I think it’s really neat that a fifth-generation Ukrainian Canadian can speak Ukrainian– but pay for it yourself," – Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney"
The Shaw Festival is a major Canadian theatre festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario founded in 1962 as a salute to Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw. The Globe and Mail noticed how this year among others the lack of diversity among actors, which mirrored Shaw’s own beliefs: Shaw was a Stalinist and helped whitewash the Ukrainian Holodomor… […]Read more "The shameful roots of the Shaw Festival"
Last month President Yushchenko invited Pope Benedict to Ukraine to set up a working group to research and study historical documents in the Vatican Secret Archives related to Ukraine, including the Holodomor. Unfortunately what they got was Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, a Secretary of State who loves the lime light – he appeared on many TV […]Read more "Is the Vatican the next genocide denier?"