Support the campaign to recognize the Holodomor as genocide in Atlantic Canada!

25 March 2021

On March 18, 2021, a call to support the campaign for recognition of the Holodomor in Atlantic Canada was published by the Ukrainians Canadian Congress.

The aim of the campaign is to officially recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide of the Ukrainian nation and to establish an annual Holodomor Remembrance Day in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Atlantic Canadians can support Congress’ campaign to declare the Holodomor an act of genocide by sending a letter to members of local legislatures. A sample letter can be found at the link.

We remind that Canada recognized the Holodomor as an act of genocide on June 20, 2003.

The Senate called upon the Government of Canada “to recognize the Ukrainian Famine/Genocide of 1932–1933 and to condemn any attempt to deny or distort this historical truth as being anything less than genocide”.

In 2008, the Canadian government re-recognized the Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people and established the fourth Saturday in November as the National Day of Remembrance for the Holodomor and Genocide. Since the law was passed, the legislatures of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec have passed similar legislation, recognizing the Holodomor as an act of genocide and establishing Remembrance Days in the provinces.