Canada’s Parliament Unanimously Condemns Tymomoshenko Verdict and Politically Motivated Selective Justice in Ukraine

Oct 19th, 2011 | By

The House of Commons concluded at 10:30 p.m. a rare four hour emergency debate on the decline in the state of democracy in Ukraine where all political parties unanimously condemned the politically motivated selective justice and sentencing in the case of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

We won’t get fooled again!

Oct 19th, 2011 | By

The wheels of democracy at times seem to turn extremely quickly, however, when it comes to diplomacy they clearly move at a cadence that few can understand. There have been many statements of warning from Western leaders condemning the seven-year sentence handed down to former prime minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko, however, will such statements…

What To Do With Viktor Fedorovych

Oct 18th, 2011 | By

By Bishop Paul Peter Jesep The European Union has a problem.  What is it to do with an obstinate man who behaves like a petty, arrogant, illiterate peasant who thinks he’s crafty like a fox, albeit a rabid one?  Ukraine’s president will fly to Brussels to meet with European leaders in an atmosphere that has…

My letter to Bryan Adams

Oct 17th, 2011 | By

On September 23, 2011 I wrote the following letter to Bryan Adams with copies to Ukrainian community leaders, politicians and the Canadian media. I copy went to the Kyiv Post which was  finally published yesterday. Reader urges Bryan Adams to boycott Yanukovych Yesterday at 21:51 | William Pawlowsky Dear Bryan Adams, I am writing to…

Open letter to the Right Honourable Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada

Oct 16th, 2011 | By

The situation in Ukraine is, once more, precarious.  Politically motivated charges have escalated to a sentence of seven years for Ms. Yulia Tymoshenko, the main opposition leader.  If realized, the development will, undoubtedly, lead to further repressions in Ukraine.

An orange carrot called Euro-2012

Oct 14th, 2011 | By

The powers that be in Ukraine think they are entitled to hosting the Euro-2012 championships. They are not entitled; Ukraine was given a carrot for a job that was ongoing in terms of developing a democracy. Under the current regime that democracy has been floundering in many different areas.

2011 National Black Ribbon Day Commemoration Events Announced

Aug 23rd, 2011 | By

A resolution declaring Black Ribbon Day, August 23, an annual day of remembrance for the victims of Communism and Nazism in Europe was unanimously passed Canada’s Parliament. This declaration was proposed by MP Bob Rae and MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj and was unanimously adopted by the House of Commons on November 30, 2009.

2nd Demonstration in Toronto in support of Democracy in Ukraine

Aug 15th, 2011 | By

Borys Wrzesnewskyj’s and Gerard Kennedy’s remarks at 2nd Toronto Demonstration in support of Democracy in Ukraine and Release of All Political Prisoners on Friday Aug. 12, 2011 – 6 30 pm in front of the Ukrainian Consulate 2275 Lakeshore Blvd West, Toronto, Canada.

Ambassadors ask Canada’s Prime Minister to marry trade with the rule of law in Ukraine: open letter

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

We would ask the Canadian government to take one further step and make it clear to the Ukrainian authorities that conclusion of the free trade agreement with Ukraine now under negotiation will depend on the Ukrainian government respecting in letter and spirit the rule of law, human rights and democratic freedoms.

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Condemns Politically Motivated Arrest of Tymoshenko

Aug 7th, 2011 | By

“The government of Ukraine is pursuing what appears to be politically-motivated, selective justice in a deliberate and systematic program to remove political opposition. This is another step away from democracy,” stated Ukrainian Canadian Congress President Paul Grod. “Today’s arrest of Tymoshenko is another in an ever-growing list of violations of human rights, democracy and the rule of law which have been regressing under the Yanukovych government.”