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(as introduced)

1st Session, 64th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
70 Elizabeth II, 2021


Private Member's Bill


Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day Act


The Honourable Ben Jessome
Hammonds Plains–Lucasville

First Reading: November 5, 2021

Second Reading: April 1, 2022

Third Reading: April 7, 2022 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)


An Act to Establish
a Ukrainian Famine and Genocide
(Holodomor) Memorial Day

WHEREAS the Holodomor was a famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians;

AND WHEREAS the term Holodomor emphasizes the Ukrainian famine's intentional aspects including the Soviet regime's rejection of outside aid, confiscation of household food and restriction of population movement;

AND WHEREAS the Ukrainian famine is recognized by 16 countries, including Canada, as a genocide;

AND WHEREAS Nova Scotia must join other provinces in recognizing the Ukrainian famine as a genocide;

THEREFORE be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day Act.

2 Throughout the Province, in each and every year, the fourth Saturday in November shall be kept and observed under the name Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day.


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