Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Canada's Opposition Leader Condemns Closure of RCI's Ukrainian Service

Thought you might want to know that Canada’s Opposition Leader, Michael Ignatief, met with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) on July 31, 2009.

In a press release the UCC wrote about his reaction to the closing of the Ukrainian Service at Radio Canada International:

“The Liberal Leader expressed dismay about funding cuts to Radio Canada International which resulted in the cancellation of broadcasting in the Ukrainian language. "It is unfortunate that Ukraine was singled out. This flies in the face of Canada's commitment to the democratic development of Ukraine. In a country where many parts of the population have access only to Russian media, this will deprive many Ukrainians who listened to this broadcast of a valuable source of independent information," said Michael Ignatieff.”

Rceei Ahkshin of Radio Canada International Action Committee (RCI Action
Committee) via Facebook
(Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi)