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Zuzak GRC Report; Wed., Apr. 06, 2005

(1) Ukrainian participation at public hearings of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration are scheduled as follows: (These hearings are open to the general public.)

Apr. 05, 2005 - Regina Inn, 1975 Broad St. (306-525-6767)
8:30-9:10 a.m. - Citizenship - UCC-SK (Lysyk, Harras, Puderak)

Apr. 06, 2005 - Calgary - Delta Bow Valley, 209 4 Ave. SE (403-266-1980)
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Citizenship - UCCLA (Borys Sydoruk)
9:30-10:15 a.m. - Citizenship - UCC-Calgary (Michael Ilnycky)

Apr. 07, 2005 - Edmonton - Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill (780-428-6611)
8:30-10:00 a.m. - Citizenship - Bill Pidruchney
10:00-11:30 a.m. - Citizenship - William Zuzak
11:30-12:15 p.m. - Reunification - UCSS (Bill Diachuk)
3:30-5:00 p.m. - Credentials - Dianne Nielsen

Apr. 13/14, 2005 - Toronto - details unknown
Apr. 15, 2005 - Kitchener/Waterloo - details unknown

(2) Apr. 03-07, 2005 - President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko and his American-born wife, Kateryna (Chumachenko) Yushchenko are visiting the United States. Ukraine is demanding the repeal of the 1974 Jackson-Vanik trade measure, which barred the Soviet Union from gaining Most Favored Nation trade status because of restrictions on Jewish emigration. (Since its inception in 1974, the Jackson-Vanik amendment has had very negative consequences for Ukraine, starting with increased repression of Ukrainian dissidents and continuing with debilitating trade restrictions.) Insensitive news columnists, such as Peter Savodnik, Ethan S. Burger and Charles W. Sydnor are using this issue to continue defaming Ukraine and Ukrainians.

(3)PRESS RELEASE of the State Committee on Archives of Ukraine on the official ceremony of signing the Cooperation Contract between the State Committee on Archives of Ukraine and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum with the participation of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the USA in Ukraine Mr. John E. Herbst (March 29, 2005 12:00. PM)

[A very dangerous endeavour, in my opinion, reminiscent of the Allan Ryan - Rekunkov agreement in 1980 and the Serhii Holovaty - Canada agreement in the mid 1990s. Ukraine would be well advised to restrict access of its archives to people of questionable integrity.]

Respectfully yours
Will Zuzak, 2005-04-05