Manitoba recognizes the Holodomor as genocide

Last Thursday was the final sitting of the Manitoba legislature before it breaks for the summer, and a historic bill passed that received little media fan-fare:

The lone opposition bill passed was one establishing the fourth Saturday in November as Ukrainian Famine and Genocide Holodomor Memorial Day.

Bill 217 received royal assent on June 12, 2008 and was introduced by Selkirk-Interlake MP James Bezan who also got a similar bill passed in the Senate along with Etobicoke-Centre MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj to recognize the genocide nationwide.

First Saskatchewan, now Manitoba and Ontario is next with Bill-C61 that has been ordered referred to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills.

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