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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...

Combatting Russian propaganda in the English-language media

Ukraine must take full advantage of a very valuable resource it has in the North American Diaspora Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Recently interns from the Canada...

About time Yad Vashem finally recognized Metropolitan Sheptytsky as “Righteous Among the Nations”

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. As we reported last week, the movement to get the Holocaust Remembrance Center “Yad Vashem” to honour Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky as...

Trump shows a flagrant disdain for Ukraine

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On January 31, the United States Senate voted 51-49 to block any witnesses from being called in to testify in President...

Zelenskyy honors Holocaust survivors, while Putin dishonors them

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. January 27 marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This was the day chosen by the United Nations General Assembly 15 years ago...

Iran must shoulder the blame for UIA Flight PS752 shootdown

But tensions created by U.S. escalation of conflict also played a role Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. It was the greatest Canadian disaster since June 23, 1985,...

Looking Back at 2019

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. 2019 has been a tumultuous year for both Ukraine and our community here in Canada. There have been highs and lows,...

State Bureau of Investigation – not Poroshenko – guilty of treason

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. No “red lines” were crossed at the December 9 Paris Summit bringing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir...

Edmonton Jewish News fuels the flames of ethnic discord

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. During the night of December 9-10, vandals desecrated the monument to UPA Supreme Commander Roman Shukhevych, which is located at...

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