Alberta MPs | Nov. 28, 1999 | Eugene Harasymiw
Please support Bill C-224

ALBERTA UKRAINIAN SELF-RELIANCE LEAGUE
10611 - 110 Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 1H7
ph. (780) 431-9855; fax (780) 457-5170

November 28, 1999

Faxed to all Alberta MPís (except Anne McLellan)

Re: Bill C-224

Our Alberta organization (part of a national body) was founded in 1927 and presently has over 1,100 members in this province.

We wish to impress upon each Alberta Member of Parliament the importance of supporting the above noted initiative on the floor of the House of Commons on the following date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999.

In essence, Bill C-224 concerns a proposal for establishment of a permanent inclusive Canadian Genocide Museum in Ottawa. This facility would show the world Canadaís steadfast commitment to opposing genocidal acts perpetrated this century by various political forces in every corner of the globe. At the same time, the museumís presence would show Canadaís sincerity in honouring the memory of countless millions of innocent victims, based on inclusiveness, rather than exclusivity. A society which practices selective remembrance and selective condemnation is also the society which practices selective justice, as has been allowed to happen in Canada today. Neither of these attributes should be allowed to besmirch our free and democratic society.

Do not forsake the memory of these helpless human beings -- you can answer their call for justice by taking these first steps:

* participate in the discussion in the House on Nov. 30th
* move to have the Bill voted on in the House
* support the issue by voting in favour of the Bill.

On behalf of those who have had their voices taken away from them, we thank you.

Yours truly,

Eugene Harasymiw, LL.B.
President