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If Moscow wants a thaw – then let it take the first steps

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On January 11, Robert Fife, Ottawa Bureau Chief for The Globe and Mail, reported that: “Two Canadian experts on Russia have...

Time for Republicans to return to conscientious conservatism

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by...

Marking the first anniversary of UIA Flight PS752 shootdown

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. A year ago today (January 8), Iran fired two Russian-made TOR missiles at Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752 just...

Looking back at 2020

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. When historians – and for that matter all of us – look back at 2020, the overriding event that will...

A blue Christmas today, but hope for tomorrow

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. I'll have a blue Christmas without you I'll be so blue just thinking about you Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree Won't...

Why it is so important to commemorate the Holodomor

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On Saturday November 28, Ukrainians and other people around the world will commemorate the horrendous act of genocide which has come...

Target Lukashenka’s money supply

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Acting in conjunction with the European Union, Canada on November 6 placed another 13 Belarusian officials on its sanctions list. When added...

Lest we forget—lest we forget!

Ukrainian Canadians punched way above their weight in World War II Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. ‘God of our fathers, known of old, Lord of our far-flung battle...

New Pathway celebrates 90 years

Marco Levytsky and Walter Kish. It was 90 years ago this month that New Pathway (Нoвий Шлях in Ukrainian) was founded in Edmonton as the...

Ethnocultural arts groups need help as well

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Several weeks ago, we commented on the Ukrainian Canadian Congress’ letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcoming the Speech from the...

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...

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