BRAMA, Nov 29, 2005, 5:00 pm ET
Ukrainians Disappointed with Liberal Push for Ignatieff as Candidate
November 27, 2005, Ottawa, ON The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is very disappointed that the Liberal Party of Canada would support the nomination of Michael Ignatieff as a candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada.
It will be difficult for Canadians to support a party that fields a candidate who makes such
derogatory remarks as:
“From my childhood in Canada, I remember expatriate Ukrainian nationalists
demonstrating in the snow outside ballet performances by the Bolshoi in Toronto.
‘Free the captive nations!’ they chanted. In 1960, they seemed strange and
pathetic, chanting in the snow, haranguing people who just wanted to see ballet
and to hell with the politics. They seemed fanatical too, unreasonable. Hadn’t they
looked at the map? How did they think Ukraine could ever be free?”
..."I have reasons to take the Ukraine seriously indeed. But, to be honest, I'm having
trouble. Ukrainian independence conjures up images of peasant embroidered
shirts, the nasal whine of ethnic instruments, phoney Cossacks in cloaks and
boots, nasty anti-Semites." Blood & Belonging (p.79) by Michael Ignatieff.
The UCC calls upon the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, The Right Hon. Paul Martin,
to withdraw his support of Michael Ignatieff's nomination as a Liberal candidate for the upcoming
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