Sunday, May 20, 2012

Canadian parliamentary committee shares details of visit to Ukraine

On this week’s edition of Nash Holos:
 
Canada’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development visited Ukraine last week to get a firsthand look at the situation regarding human rights, politically motivated selective justice, and the rule of law on the ground in Ukraine.
 
The Hon. Bob Dechert, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and The Hon. Ralph Goodale, Liberal M.P. for Wascana, shared their experiences and observations with political commentator Oksana Bashuk Hepburn, Simon Kouklevsky of Ukrainian Time radio in Montreal, and myself.
 
Topics included the delegations failed attempt to visit the jailed ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko, Canada’s free-trade agreement with Ukraine, and why NGOs are “cautiously optimistic” about upcoming elections in Ukraine.
 
The call airs on this week’s edition of Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio. Local Vancouver podcast archived at www.nashholos.com (International Edition at www.pcjmedia.com/nash-holos.)
 
Or tune in tonight to the live broadcast at 6pm PST on AM1320CHMB Vancouver (streaming www.am1320.com).
 
Also on the show:
  • Recipe for elegant stuffed beef patties
  • Latest news on jailing of ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko, and plans for oil drilling in Ukraine
  • Music by UB, Tyt i Tam, Pryvit, Oksana Mukha, Millenia, Mickey & Bunny, The Ukrainian Connection.
Enjoy!

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