Parliamentary Group supports Ukrainian community on Rights Museum

Canada Ukraine Parliamentary Group Supports Ukrainian Community on Rights Museum

Ottawa, Canada-March 2, 2011-Concern among Parliamentarians about the content and governance of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is growing.  Following a recent meeting between the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the all-party Canada Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group (CUPFG), the Friendship Group has passed a motion supporting the Ukrainian community and has written to express its concerns to the Board of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

“We are pleased that the friendship group has, in a non-partisan manner, unanimously voted to support the Ukrainian community,” stated UCC National President Paul Grod.  “I would like to thank the friendship group for supporting the community on this critical issue.

The group has written to Mr. Arni Thorsteinson, Chair of the CMHR’s Board of Trustees, to request that the Board consider the importance of the Holodomor to the proper  understanding of human rights and to the prevention of extreme human rights abuses.  They asked that it be specifically considered when planning the content at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and that the Holodomor genocide be given a unique and prominent place in the CMHR to truly reflect Canadian values within the museum.

To view a copy of the letter from CUPFG Chair Mark Warawa, MP, detailing their concerns click here:CUPFG Letter to CMHR.

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