Ukraine’s lawless language law

Jul 16th, 2012 | By

If you are a political strategist in Ukraine and you really want to divide the electorate, follow the lead of President Viktor Yanukovych and his supporting cast of MPs in the parliament, primarily from his own Party of Regions and corrupt hangers-on including the Communist Party and others whose consciences are for sale to the…

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Welcomes Foriegn Affairs Comittee Report On Ukraine

Jun 21st, 2012 | By

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress congratulated the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on the completion of its report on Ukraine entitled, “The Rule of Law, Democracy and Prosperity in Ukraine: A Canadian Parliamentary Perspective”, which was tabled in the House of Commons this afternoon.

Letter to Canada’s Prime Minister on Deterioration of Democracy in Ukraine

Apr 29th, 2012 | By

Canada’s leadership in the international effort to stop the decline of Ukraine’s democracy is crucial. We thank you, Prime Minister, for all you have done and respectfully ask again that Canada continue advancing the cause of democracy in Ukraine by systematically increasing pressure on the Yanukovych government to abide by democratic norms.

A not so holy visit

Apr 26th, 2012 | By

With the most holy of days of the Christian calendar just passed, most lay people will have probably recognized only one thing, that Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, fell one week later for Orthodox Christians than for other Christian denominations this year. However, very few lay people and not that many…

Aiding and Abetting the Moscow Patriarchate

Apr 20th, 2012 | By

By Bishop Paul Peter Jesep Ukrainians do not need someone else’s permission to have their own Church.  I’ve said it.  I’ve written it.  And now I’m repeating it for the umpteenth time.  Metropolitan Yurij of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canada is aiding and abetting the Moscow Patriarchate.  His inhospitable attitude toward the visit of…

Freedom from what? Or should it be from whom?

Dec 5th, 2011 | By

Seven years has passed, and I’m still trying to figure out what Ukraine has achieved in that relatively short time, though still more than a third as many years that the nation has been independent. This commentary may very well be disjointed in many ways, just as the people of Ukraine have been for so many years.

Toronto Book Launch: Anna Yaroslavna, Queen of France & Princess of Ukraine

Nov 28th, 2011 | By

On Nov 9, 2011 the book launch of Andrew Gregorovich’s latest work: Anna Yaroslavna, Queen of France and Princess of Ukraine took place at the Faculty Club at the University of Toronto.

Canadian Parliament to Hold Hearings on Ukraine

Nov 25th, 2011 | By

On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development moved to hold hearings on Ukraine. MP Peter Goldring (Edmonton East) made the request to undertake a study on “the progression of rights and democracy over the past 10 years.”

A pleasant surpise: Ukraine’s President Accused of Plagiarism

Oct 28th, 2011 | By

Some time ago I wrote a commentary on the incumbent President’s new book called “Opportunity Ukraine”. Today I was informed by a friend, halfway around the globe that a blogger at the New York Times had picked up on my commentary. This is both pleasant and refreshing, and it can be read here in Ukraine’s…

Debate on Democracy in Ukraine, House of Commons, Ottawa, Canada (Video)

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

…where all political parties unanimously condemned the politically motivated selective justice and sentencing in the case of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.