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For Immediate Release
December 5, 2006

KLEES: Genocide of 1932 Failed to Crush the Freedom-Loving Ukrainian People

(Queen’s Park) Oak Ridges MPP Frank Klees, the PC Education and Citizenship & Immigration Critic today made the following statement in the Legislature on the anniversary of the Ukrainian Genocide of 1932:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise to commemorate the anniversary of the Ukrainian genocide of 1932 known as the ‘Holodomor.’

“This genocide was to be for Ukrainians what the Holocaust was for the Jews and the Genocide of 1915 was for the Armenians: a tragedy of unfathomable proportions that traumatized the nation, leaving it with deep social, psychological, political and demographic scars that Ukraine bears to this day.

“Stalin himself is reported to have said, “No one can deny that the total Ukrainian yield of grain in 1932 was larger than in 1931.” And yet, about 10 million Ukrainians died that year of a man-made famine as the Communist state made its failed attempt to crush the freedom-loving Ukrainian people.

“On behalf of the Leader of the Official Opposition, John Tory and the entire PC Caucus, I extend our sincere condolences to the Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, whose own relatives were victims of that genocide. And I extend our deepest sympathies to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, and to the world-wide Ukrainian community on this tragic anniversary. May the memory of the victims of the Holodomor be eternal. Slava Ukrayini!”

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