"Thanks, Manitoba, for proclaiming the Year of Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Heritage," he wrote.
Manitoba Prime Minister Greg Selinger declared this on March 10. He read out a letter to the Parliament of Manitoba regarding the journey the first Ukrainians made to Canada 125 years ago. Given the tremendous contribution of Ukrainians to the development of Canada and Manitoba in particular, and the fact that there are more Ukrainians in Manitoba than in any other Canadian province or territory, 2016 was declared the Year of Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Heritage.
Manitoba premier noted that Ukrainians live in troubling times, and that Manitoba does its best to support those who are working for restoring peace in Ukraine.