Monday, November 17, 2008

Prime Minister to meet with Ukrainian genocide survivors during Parliament Hill ceremony

Is Dimitri Medvedev coming too?

OTTAWA, Nov. 28 /CNW/ -

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will launch
commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor - the Ukrainian
genocide in Ukraine of 1932-33 during a ceremony on Wednesday, November 28 at
7:30 p.m., Reading Room (Room 237-C, Centre Block). The Prime Minister will
join the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Group
and Ukraine's Embassy in Canada in honouring the victims of the famine, which
claimed up to 10 million lives in the very heart of Europe's breadbasket.

Survivors of the Holodomor from the Ottawa region will participate in the
ceremony which will include an ecumenical service and presentations by federal
party leaders.

Ukrainians in Canada join the international community in commemorating
this tragedy to spread the truth about the Holodomor, and ensure
acknowledgement of the Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian
nation. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress calls upon the Government of Canada to
be a leader in these efforts and to support Ukraine as it petitions the
United Nations to acknowledge the Holodomor as genocide.

For further information: Ostap Skrypnyk, Executive Director, (866)

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