GRC Report; Wed., Nov. 07, 2007
This past month 4 articles related to the Holodomor have been archived at
- 30 items in the 04Nov2007 issue of AUR887,
- “Holodomor: was it ethnocide?” by Andrei Marchukov in the 16Oct2007 issue of RIA Novosti questioning whether the Holodomor should be designated a genocide,
- “Bear the guilt” by Eric Margolis in the 04Nov2007 issue of the Toronto Sun referring to the Great Terror of 1937-38 -- 5 years after the Holodomor, and
- “Ukraine to criminalize holocaust denial” by Lubomyr Prytulak in the 24Oct2007 issue of e-Poshta.
“It should be kept in mind that Holocaust denial does not refer merely to the position that "It didn't happen," but rather includes any questioning of the accuracy of any detail of allegations concerning the Jewish Holocaust. The Holodomor has nothing to fear from Holodomor denial. Any better-quality criticism of the Holodomor will just keep our historians on their toes, and will put a ceiling on Ukrainian hyperbole which would ultimately have the damaging effect of eliciting incredulity. Any poor-quality Holodomor denial discredits itself. What the proposed law will accomplish is to inhibit a bold Ukrainian defense of anti-Ukrainian defamation, such as was needed in the case of the persecution of John Demjanjuk, and such as is needed today in response to a number of initiatives in which Ukraine is gratuitously defamed.”
Prytulak provides 4 relevant quotes on
freedom of expression and an Internet link to his letter dated
Irwin Cotler on the issue.
National Committee for the
Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Holodomor:
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is planning a yearlong program to commemorate the 1932-33 Holodomor throughout Canada starting with Saturday 24Nov2007. The chair of the committee, Irene Mycak, called a teleconference involving about 12 people during the evening of Sunday 04Nov2007 to plan the events. Details should be available on the UCC website soon
Income Trusts [06Nov2007]:
A link by this name has been added to the upper-left-hand corner of my website at
On Halloween night Tuesday, 31 October 2006, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced that the federal government would tax income trust distributions at 31.5% at source, which resulted in an immediate drop in stock market evaluations of the income trusts by some $35 billion. At present, the site contains 16 articles (8 of which are pdf files) that explain the issue in detail and archive my involvement in the debate.
My position is that the income trust format
is superior to the equity corporation format from the point of view of
generation and Canadian control of natural resources and business
The tax levy should be rescinded.
Will Zuzak, 2007-11-07