Group says rights museum slights suffering of Ukrainians
James Adams-The Globe and Mail
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, scheduled to open in Winnipeg in 2013, is slighting the sufferings of Ukrainians here and in the former Soviet Union and needs a “reconstituted” board of trustees and content advisory committee to help set matters right, according to a report prepared by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. Titled “Canadian Museum for Human Rights – A Call for Inclusiveness, Equity and Fairness,” the report was sent to The Globe and Mail after being submitted to Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney and the Prime Minister’s Office. In 2007, the Harper government announced that the CMHR, originally a private initiative of the late media mogul Israel Asper, would be a national museum, and committed $100-million for its construction, plus $22-million annually for operations.