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BILL NO. 94

(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:

Third Reading:

 

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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