New education law in Ukraine renews controversy over minority language schooling

By Halyna Mokrushyna, New Cold War.org, October 10, 2017 A common place cliché about democracy is that a gauge of its maturity is the capacity to guarantee the rights of minorities. Language is one of those basic, fundamental rights for which people sacrifice their lives and shed the blood of others. The language of a minority is the pledge of its survival amidst a surrounding majority, a cornerstone of its…

October 19, 2017
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In memory of those killed in Odessa Massacre on May 2, 2014

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May 2, 2017

Three years ago, on May 2, 2014 pro-Kiev ultra-nationalists blocked anti-government protesters in Odessa’s  Trade Unions House and set the building on fire by hurling Molotov cocktails inside. Most of the demonstrators were burned alive, others were stoned and gunned to death by the crowd outside while trying to escape from the burning building. According to the official report 48 people were killed, over 100 injured but the actual numbers…

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RCC calls for a fair and independent investigation of May 2, 2014 massacre in Odessa, Ukraine

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May 1, 2017

Dear Member of Parliament, In the commemoration of the third anniversary of the tragic events in Odessa on May 2, 2014, the Russian Congress of Canada (RCC) remembers those who fell victim to the violence of right-wing Ukrainian radicals and draws attention to the failure of Ukrainian authorities to properly investigate and prosecute the culprits. RCC calls upon the Canadian government to exercise its influence on official Kyiv so that the investigation…

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Will Chrystia Freeland Finally Ruin Canadian-Russian Relations?

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March 19, 2017

MICHAEL JABARA CARLEY  16.03.2017   On 10 January 2017 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired his minister of external affairs, Stéphane Dion, and replaced him with Chrystia Freeland, who was then minister of international trade. This cabinet shuffle might not have gotten much public notice except that Dion is a distinguished parliamentarian, former leader of the party and leader of the opposition, and a former key minister in the Liberal…

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Canada’s proposed ‘Magnitsky Act’ and Canadian-Russian relations

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February 24, 2017

By Halyna Mokrushyna, source New Cold War.org, February 22, 2017   Relations between Canada and Russia have rarely been worse. After the Conservatives with their strong anti-Russian rhetoric were defeated in the Parliamentary election in October 2015, a tiny hope for improvement flared. The new foreign affairs minister Stéphane Dion stated that his Liberal government would at least engage in some kind of dialogue with Russia. Alas, the good intention…

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Appeal to reject Bill C-306, An Act to establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide

November 25th, 2016-Toronto, Ontario The Russian Congress of Canada appeals to the Canadian Parliament to reject  Private Member’s Bill C-306, An Act to establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide, introduced by Mr. Kerry Diotte, MP for Edmonton-Griesbach. In his presentation of this bill, Mr. Diotte said that he has a “clear, irrefutable…

November 26, 2016
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Canada Needs To Stop Wasteful Funding To Ukraine

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October 8, 2016

By Bhupinder S. Liddar,  former Canadian diplomat and founding publisher/editor of “Diplomat & International Canada” magazine. Source:  http://thelinkpaper.ca/?p=58787   Why is it that Ukraine, after 25 years of re-emergence as an independent country, from the ruins of the Soviet empire, cannot put its house in order and stand on its own feet? Why does a country of 46 million and largest in Europe, continues to rely, almost exclusively, on Western…

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Canada’s Liberal Gov’t Joins NATO’s War Escalation

source: http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/07/15/canadas-liberal-govt-joins-natos-war-escalation/ by Roger Annis Canadians who hoped the federal election last October 19 would usher in change to the aggressive, foreign policy of the defeated Conservative government are wondering what happened to their wishes. The transition in imperialist foreign policy from the Harper Conservatives to the Justin Trudeau-led Liberals has been utterly seamless, if not predictable. In the Middle East, Canada’s support to ‘regime change’ in Syria stands. The…

July 21, 2016
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