Do you know what today is?Friday, August 23, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
OFFICE OF THE
OF CANADA LEADER
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Black Ribbon Day
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark Black Ribbon Day, the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism and Nazism in Europe:
Today, we pay tribute to the memory of the victims who suffered or lost their lives through unspeakable acts under Communist and Totalitarian regimes.
We also express profound solidarity with the survivors and descendants.
Canada has long been a beacon of hope and freedom for those escaping tyranny and oppression.
Our country continues to be a land of promise for immigrants and refugees seeking peace, security, freedom, justice and respect.
Black Ribbon Day marks the shameful anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between the Communist Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, which directly led to the occupation of numerous European countries and to the slaughter and oppression of their citizens.
This day serves as a reminder of the importance of protecting democracy and freedom, and of educating current and future generations about the crimes against humanity that occurred during the darkest chapter of human history.
As we mark this day in remembrance of the victims of Communist and Nazi tyranny, I encourage all Canadians to be mindful of the importance of the values of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law that we hold so dear here in Canada.
We must never take them for granted.
Statement by Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau on Black Ribbon Day
The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, made the following statement today on the occasion of Black Ribbon Day:
Black Ribbon Day is commemorated around the world as a reminder of the pain and suffering generations endured under the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, traced back to the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
These two tyrannical regimes oppressed and destroyed the national and personal freedom of millions, particularly across Central and Eastern Europe.
Liberals were proud to put forward a motion, adopted unanimously by the House of Commons, which established August 23 as a day for Canadians to remember the untold victims of deportation and extermination, and in promotion of democracy and universal human rights.
On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus, I stand with all those here in Canada and around the world as we solemnly reflect on the importance of this day.
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wakeup 8/24/2013 11:52:30 AM Report
Wow really yet our government has shook hands with the commy' s an made business deals with them, ya ok harper , another ploy to hope for votes, your nothing but trash, how many lawyers an brain people did you use to come up with this, u mark this time in history with this day, would be honorable if you werent a two faced jerk, you have no place running this country as you sir are in bed with the same people you say commited the attrosities , you are allowing commys to come here get osap attend our colledges then take off back to their commy country an not pay back their debts, an thats just the tip of all the crap you are allowing, sorry for those who suffered at the hands of hitler an china, but isnt it ironic that our entire system is based on a modified hitlers social society idealism, democracy pffft harper, or decendant of hitler, truely hope people bring in this kid treudeau, an hopefully he has the guts to put a end to alot of this countries waste, tell the states that the free trade that has screwed us is over, the chinees to keep their crap products an manufactures to build their stuff here or else, sure it may be tough for a bit but if this country wasnt sold off to the highest bidders we would still have a country that belong to us, train our own, ya dont need school to learn how to do things, we have some of the greatest people in the world who have vast knowledges that i am sure would be pround to teach our own, such as a friend of mine that i have yet to see anything he cant repair or figure out, but because of certain things is unable to get needed certificates, but this government spends crap loads on imagrants getting certified, but what ever , i just wasted how ever much time writting this as this country is no longer the play road hockey in thestreets, the gather with your neighbours , stand together country, maybe a good depression would teach what so many have forgotten, instead we have cops over paid an do nothing, councils who cater to those most fortunate, an a system that sells our country to the highest bidder, so much for our country Canada, its to bad i cant write about a massive area being sold off to foreigners, just to show whats really happening, just like the realestate prices sky rocketing because of foreign buyers paying four times the price driving up the cost of home to a point average people are lucky if they can ever buy a home , let alone pay it off intheir life time, sickening is what it is