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Protests galvanize Belarusian community

Their struggle is our struggle and we must offer our support Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The massive protests that erupted in Belarus following the fraudulent August...

Ukrainian community has much to offer in dealing with COVID

Government should take up UCC’s offer to share expertise Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress has not only welcomed the announcement that the Government...

Concrete action on Belarus human rights violations needed now

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On September 17 François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that: “In response to the flawed election process and the violent...

British newspaper succumbs to pressure from pro-Russian trolls

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Many long years ago, when I was still a boy, I was an avid stamp collector. And, growing up within a...

Belarusians strive to rediscover their national identity

Canada should impose sanctions upon human rights abusers in Belarus Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. While the daily protests that have rocked Belarus since the fraudulent elections...

A tribute to our pioneers

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. For almost a decade now, Ontario has been celebrating Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Day on September 7. Three years ago, Alberta joined...

Canada’s most indispensable minister

Who do you turn to in a crisis? Chrystia Freeland. Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. When Donald Trump won the 2016 election vowing to rip up the...

Support Belarusians in their struggle for democracy

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Since the disputed August 9 election which handed Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka a sixth term, massive protests have erupted in the...

Why Postmedia’s pro-Russian bias is so dangerous

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. In last week’s editorial we pointed out how Canada’s largest newspaper chain, Postmedia, is wantonly spreading anti-Ukrainian Russian propaganda without even...

Postmedia shamelessly spreads Russian propaganda, smears Ukrainians

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Fresh on the heels of the uproar created by the vandalization of the fence sign on the construction site for the...

Three strikes and you’re out…

Canada needs a leader who is beyond reproach on ethical matters Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finds himself at the centre of yet...

Communism is a bankrupt ideology

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On Canada Day (of all days) vandals defaced the construction site for the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa...

Smoliy’s resignation sparks international ramifications

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The July 1 resignation of National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Governor Yakiv Smoliy – just two years into his seven-year term...

Happy Canada Day A brief primer on what’s it all about

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Happy Canada Day to everyone out there. We all know July 1st is our national holiday. But do we know what...

Police must stop tolerating abusive behaviour

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. There has been much discussion lately about the question of systemic racism – especially where police forces are concerned. In the...

Zelenskyy treading on dangerous ground

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy seems to have it in for his predecessor. Several new cases against Petro Poroshenko were brought forward on...

Internment centenary provides lessons for today

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Since the May 25 death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African...

Canadian Heritage responds to last week’s editorial

Phase 2 will provide $137.5 million to arts and culture organizations. Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. It didn’t take long for the Department of Canadian Heritage to...

Zelenskyy’s main foreign policy achievement is not capitulating or abandoning European aspirations, webinar told

Marco Levytsky, NP-UN National Affairs Editor. The principal foreign policy achievement of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s first year in office was not capitulating to Russia and...

Ethnocultural arts deserve support during crisis

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. With background provided by NP-UN Board Director Darka Tarnawsky The Canadian arts sector, performing arts in particular, have been hard hit by...

Amazon must stop selling USSR promotional items

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. A campaign initiated by Ukrainian Americans urging Amazon to stop selling T-shirts and other apparel carrying Soviet symbols and glorifying the...

COVID crisis exposes enormous shortfalls in long-term care system

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. As the COVID infection curve appears to be flattening, several provinces, including Quebec, which, with only 24% of Canada’s population, accounts...

No peace is possible as long as Putin remains in power

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. In last week’s issue we reported on a webinar (seminar held on the internet) “Is Ukraine’s negotiating position changing?”, sponsored by...

Providing proper PPE is a matter of life and death

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. As the world grapples with the continuing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the frontline health care workers – doctors, nurses, orderlies...

Now, more than ever – remember the essential message of Easter

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Whether you celebrate it by the Gregorian Calendar, or by the Julian, Easter, or Pascha, is the holiest day of the...

Coping with COVID-19

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Within the past few months, the world has been hit with the greatest pandemic since the Spanish Flu of 100 years...

Zelenskyy’s cabinet changes are disturbing

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s recent cabinet shuffle has been met with considerable criticism in the media. Many pundits view this as a...

The View From Here: Course correction

Volodymyr Kish. Big changes took place in the Ukrainian government last week. President Zelenskyy replaced his Prime Minister and many of his cabinet ministers in...

Celebrating Shevchenko’s immortal legacy

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Every year, around March 9 (the date of his birth in 1814) and March 10 (the date of his death in...

Russians continue perpetuating myths about Ukraine

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. In the first interview since his February 18 dismissal as the “gray cardinal” overseeing the Kremlin’s policy regarding Ukraine, Vladislav Surkov...

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