You can find the contact information of your current local Member of the Legislative Assembly/ House of Assembly here:
Nova Scotia – https://nslegislature.ca/members/profiles
New Brunswick – https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/contacts/MLAReport.html
Newfoundland and Labrador – https://www.assembly.nl.ca/Members/members.aspx
Prince Edward Island – https://www.assembly.pe.ca/members
Sample letter from a community member
Dear MLA/Premier [NAME]:
Re: Recognition of the Holodomor as an act of Genocide by the Province of [INSERT PROVINCE]
In 1932-33, the Soviet Communist regime of Joseph Stalin sought to destroy the Ukrainian nation and turned food into a weapon. All food and grain in Ukraine were confiscated, any resistance brutally crushed. Millions of innocent people – children, women, men– were murdered for no crime other than the desire to live free in their own land, to speak their language, to celebrate their ancient traditions and culture.
This act of Genocide is known as the Holodomor. Until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, this Genocide was covered up and denied by the Soviet authorities. Only after independence were the Ukrainian people able to mourn the millions of victims of this Genocide and to speak freely about and study the devastating effects of the Holodomor on their nation.
Canada’s Parliament has adopted the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (“Holodomor”) Memorial Day Act, which received Royal Assent on May 29, 2008. The Act recognizes the Holodomor as an act of Genocide and designates the fourth Saturday in November every year in Canada as Holodomor Memorial Day, and the fourth Friday of November in schools. Since the adoption of this Act, the legislatures of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec have adopted similar legislation, recognizing the Holodomor as an act of Genocide and designating provincial Memorial Days.
I am writing to ask that your Government to introduce similar legislation, ensuring that the Province of [NAME OF PROVINCE] recognizes this act of Genocide and designates an annual Holodomor Memorial Day on the fourth Saturday of November, and the fourth Friday of November in schools. I would ask you to work with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress to review draft legislation at the earliest opportunity.
[NAME OF PROVINCIAL REPRESENTATIVE]