First it was Manitoba, then Saskatchewan and then the whole country, but now Alberta has followed suit and approved Bill 37 last Tuesday to proclaim the 4th Saturday in November to be ‘Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day’ in the province. Only twice in Alberta’s history has a bill moved through all three stages in a single day! The bill then finally reached Royal Assent to officially become law, active immediately. You can download the bill here (PDF). This couldn’t have been done without the bill’s sponsor, Conservative and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Gene Zwozdesky, as well as Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach.