“Ukrainian Canadian Congress unhappy with Winnipeg human rights museum” [Maclean’s]


WINNIPEG – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress says the planned Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg isn’t doing enough to recognize their people’s suffering and struggles.

In a news release Thursday, the congress says that a decade ago, the museum’s founders promised a permanent display about the Holodomor, Joseph Stalin’s man-made famine of the 1930s that killed millions of Ukrainians.

The congress says it was also promised an exhibit about the internment of Ukrainian-Canadians during the First World War.

The congress says it agreed to support the museum based on those assurances, but said the current design of the museum does not uphold the promises.

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