In Ottawa held a groundbreaking ceremony planned memorial to victims of communism.
As reported by UKRINFORM, the event was attended by the Minister of canadian heritage Pablo Rodriguez, as well as diplomats and representatives of numerous communities from countries affected by Communist rule.
“This memorial will be a place where Canadians and guests will remember the millions who suffered under the rule of repressive Communist regimes. It will also be a place of hope and recognition of the role of Canada in granting asylum to people fleeing from persecution,” said Rodriguez.
The construction of the memorial joined the various national communities, including the Congress of Ukrainians of Canada, who donated for its construction of 25 thousand dollars.
“I hope that this memorial will also remind us that democracy was heavily mined and it can never be taken for granted. It works only when all involved in this part of the process”, – said the Minister.
Note that the construction of the memorial will begin soon and should be completed in autumn 2019-th. It will be located in the city center near the Federal Parliament of Canada and the Supreme court.
As previously reported, in Toronto opened the memorial to victims of Holodomor.