Ukrainian News | 13Jun2007 | Wasyl Odynsky
I am pleased to announce that after a ten year struggle, the Government of Canada has advised me that my Canadian citizenship will not be revoked.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many wonderful individuals and community groups who supported my family and me in the ten year struggle to defend myself against false accusations and attempts to strip me of my Canadian citizenship and to deport me from Canada (the denaturalization and deportation process).
Without the moral and financial support of many individuals and organizations it would not have been possible for me to continue in my struggle.
I especially thank the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and all its member organizations, the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association, Ukrainian Bishops and clergy of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Canada and Bishops and clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada, the Ukrainian Credit Unions -- Buduchnist, Ukrainian Credit Union, So-Use and St. Josaphat's which opened accounts for the Wasyl Odynsky Defence Trust Fund and those organizations and individuals who donated to the fund, as well as the Media who allowed me to tell my story.
May God Bless you all.
Wasyl Odynsky and Family