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Let the bells of freedom ring throughout Belarus

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. March 25 marked "Freedom Day" in Belarus. That is the day in 1918 that the short-lived Belarusian People's Republic (BNR in...

Biden is right to call Putin a killer

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Moscow has reacted angrily after U.S. President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer” devoid of a human soul...

Governments must be fair with places of worship

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. We have now lived with the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (Covid 19) pandemic for over a year. It was first identified in...

Celebrating Shevchenko’s immortal legacy in Canada

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...

We welcome Zelenskyy’s moves against Medvedchuk and PrivatBank

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. With his personal popularity and that of his Servant of the People Party sinking to new lows, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has...

Time to get serious with Belarus sanctions

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Six months after fraudulent elections, thing just get worse Over six months have passed since the August 9 Belarus Presidential Elections, which...

Canada should accept Ukraine’s offer to jointly investigate downing of UIA Flight 752

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On February 9, CBC News reported that it had obtained a recording of a man sources have identified as Iran’s foreign...

Russian Imperialist Movement deserves terrorist designation

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. When, on February 3, the Government of Canada placed 13 new groups on the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities, most...

Biden’s inauguration opens up a new chapter in Ukraine-U.S. relations

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has welcomed Joe Biden’s inauguration as President of the United States, tweeting “I’m sure our relations will...

Construction of Energy East Pipeline can mitigate effects of Keystone cancellation

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. To begin with, we must congratulate U.S. President Joe Biden upon his inauguration and acknowledge that this will have a positive...

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...

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