Federal parties respond to UCC survey



    WINNIPEG, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - In consultation with its national member
organizations, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) asked the five major
Canadian political parties, as well as individual candidates running in the
2008 federal election, where they stood on important issues to the Ukrainian
Canadian community.
    These key issues included - Arctic Sovereignty, Multiculturalism,
Canada-Ukraine relations, Citizenship and Immigration.
    The Bloc Quebecois, Conservative, Green, Liberal and New Democrats
parties were generally supportive of the key issues identified in the
questionnaire.
    "We are pleased with the overwhelming support by all five major Canadian
political parties on the issues that are important to the Ukrainian Canadian
community," stated Paul Grod, UCC National President. "The soon to be launched
UCC Government Relations bureau will focus on working with the next
government, all parties and the civil service, to ensure that these
commitments are realized."
    The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is encouraging all Ukrainian Canadians to
learn where your individual candidates in the 2008 federal election and their
political parties stand on these key issues and exercise your right to vote.
    LET THE VOICE OF THE UKRAINIAN CANADIAN COMMUNITY BE HEARD! VOTE 
OCTOBER 14!
    For more information regarding the 2008 Federal Election Questionnaire
and to read the individual party responses, please visit the UCC website
www.ucc.ca.




For further information:

For further information: UCC Media Contact, Darla Penner, Tel. (204)
942-4627, dpenner@ucc.ca, www.ucc.ca

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