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How offshore banking is costing Canada billions of dollars a year

Published in Business
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 10:00

An unprecedented leak of secretive offshore tax-haven data contains stunning new revelations about the diversion of wealth from government coffers to hidden bank accounts.

Canadian troops in Ukraine?

Published in Canada
Monday, 16 February 2015 03:06

Are Canadian troops still serving in Ukraine?

If so, they are now in direct violation of the Minsk II Agreement brokered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande and signed by the Ukrainian and Russian presidents on Feb. 11.

Canada's Foreign Worker Program - More Tweaks Needed

Published in Immigration
Saturday, 14 February 2015 19:23

In June last year many changes were made to Canada's temporary foreign worker (TFW) program in an attempt to address the concern that foreigners were taking away jobs from the Canadian people. As a result of these changes, several foreign workers now face an April 1 deadline to leave Canada, with their employers scrambling to find suitable replacements to fill in for them.

Canadians will celebrate contributions made by black Canadians during the month of February

Published in Canada
Thursday, 05 February 2015 16:40

For newcomers to Canada unfamiliar with the annual observance, it is celebrated in February every year to honour black Canadians and heighten awareness about black history.

Justin Trudeau addresses supporters during an appearance at the London Ukrainian Centre, Ontario

Published in Canada
Friday, 23 January 2015 02:30

Should Canada have participated in the First World War, when we weren’t contributing anything that our Allies didn’t already have?

Should we have joined the fight against fascism in the Second World War – because we weren’t certain we would win?

Government of Canada proud to support Holodomor National Awareness Tour

Published in Canada
Thursday, 15 January 2015 09:28

Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, announced funding for the Holodomor National Awareness Tour - an initiative that will raise awareness among Canadians about one of the greatest crimes in human history.

Canadians Strongly Condemns Killing of Civilians in Eastern Ukraine

Published in Canada
Thursday, 15 January 2015 09:24

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns the murder of innocent civilians by Kremlin-backed terrorists, who shelled a checkpoint near Volnovakha, Donetsk oblast in Eastern Ukraine.

New Canadian Sanctions Target Russian Oil Exploration and Production Activity

Published in Business
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 17:49

Canada significantly expanded its economic sanctions against Russia by imposing restrictions on the supply of certain goods and related technical, financial and other services for use in offshore, Arctic or shale oil exploration or production.

Canada Still Hasn’t Given Aid to the Ukraine: It’s the IMF’s Fault

Published in Canada
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 03:02

Months ago, Canadians paid to send a bunch of Conservatives to the Ukraine. When they arrived, those Conservatives promised the struggling country a whopping $200,000 in aid.

Canadians are more satisfied than their American and British counterparts with how their government is handling the escalating crisis in Ukraine

Published in Canada
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 15:58

But the majority in all three countries still have little appetite for a military response, instead preferring a combination of economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure against Russia.

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Ukrainians (Ukrainian: українці, ukrayintsi) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Ukraine, which is the sixth-largest nation in Europe. The Constitution of Ukraine applies the term 'Ukrainians' to all its citizens. Also among historical names of the people of Ukraine Rusyns, Cossacks, etc. can be found. According to some dictionary definitions, a descriptive name for the "inhabitants of Ukraine" is Ukrainian or Ukrainian people.

The Ukrainian diaspora is the global community of ethnic Ukrainians, especially those who maintain some kind of connection, even if ephemeral, to the land of their ancestors and maintain their feeling of Ukrainian national identity within their own local community.

A Ukrainian Canadian (Ukrainian: Український канадець, Україноканадець) refers to a Canadian of Ukrainian descent who is an immigrant to or a descendant born in Canada. In 2011, there were an estimated 1,209,085 persons of full or partial Ukrainian origin residing in Canada (mainly Canadian-born citizens) making them Canada's ninth largest ethnic group, and giving Canada the world's third-largest Ukrainian population behind Ukraine itself.

Ukrainian Americans (Ukrainian: Українці Америки, Українці у США) are Americans who are of Ukrainian ancestry. According to U.S. census estimates, in 2006 there were 961,113 Americans of Ukrainian descent representing 0.33% of the American population. The Ukrainian population of the United States is thus the second largest outside the former Soviet Union; only Canada has a larger Ukrainian community. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the metropolitan areas with the largest numbers of Ukrainian Americans are: New York City with 160,000 Ukrainians, Philadelphia with 60,000 Ukrainians, Chicago with 46,000 Ukrainians, Los Angeles with 34,000, Detroit with 33,000 Ukrainians, Cleveland with 26,000 and Indianapolis with 19,000.