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Determined to give two young men shelter in hallowed ground

When we discovered what befell these ‘enemy aliens’ we passed no judgment on how others, long before our time, decided their fate.

Photographs courtesy of Lubomyr Luciuk
The newspapers called them ‘The Russian Gang,’ but they weren’t Russian: Ukrainian immigrants Michael Bahry and Thomas Konyk, photographed before they were hung in the Peterborough County Jail, on Jan. 14, 1920. Until August 1994, Bahry and Konyk were all but forgotten, disinterred during an archaeological survey conducted 80 years after the Great War began. Their remains were buried on Oct. 13 in the Beechwood National Cemetery in Ottawa, writes Lubomyr Luciuk. The burial was organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association in collaboration with the Ukrainian Canadian community in Ottawa.

 

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Determined to give two young men shelter in hallowed ground

When we discovered what befell these ‘enemy aliens’ we passed no judgment on how others, long before our time, decided their fate.

Photographs courtesy of Lubomyr Luciuk
The newspapers called them ‘The Russian Gang,’ but they weren’t Russian: Ukrainian immigrants Michael Bahry and Thomas Konyk, photographed before they were hung in the Peterborough County Jail, on Jan. 14, 1920. Until August 1994, Bahry and Konyk were all but forgotten, disinterred during an archaeological survey conducted 80 years after the Great War began. Their remains were buried on Oct. 13 in the Beechwood National Cemetery in Ottawa, writes Lubomyr Luciuk. The burial was organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association in collaboration with the Ukrainian Canadian community in Ottawa.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, April 25, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

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A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
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Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
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Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
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ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A platter of smoked fish.
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Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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Seal hash martinis.
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NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
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ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
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Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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