On May 7th after passing second and third readings, the province of Saskatchewan became the first province in Canada to officially recognize the Holodomor as genocide! Bill 40 was sent for assent after being introduced by Deputy Premier and Education Minister Ken Krawetz a day earlier:
“Many survivors of this tragic time in history and their descendents live in Saskatchewan and have contributed greatly to our province’s cultural, economic, political and educational life,” Krawetz said. “This Act will ensure that on the fourth Saturday in November each year, Holodomor will be remembered and recognized.”
The bill came after awareness of the events of 1932-33 were raised with the Holodomor Remembrance Flame.Â The 4th Saturday in November will be known as the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day. Check out some pictures and videos from this history making event.