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S.M. 2008, c. 37
Bill 217, 2nd Session, 39th Legislature
The Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day Act
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(Assented to June 12, 2008)
WHEREAS 2007-08 marks the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide of 1932-33, which is being recognized by the international community;
AND WHEREAS it is recognized that Soviet authorities denied, concealed or destroyed information about the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide of 1932-33, and it is only now that accurate information about this horrific event is emerging;
AND WHEREAS some survivors of the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide of 1932-33 and their descendants have made their home in Manitoba and have contributed richly to Manitoban society;
AND WHEREAS Manitobans cherish democratic freedoms, defend human rights and are passionately committed to the principles of diversity and multiculturalism;
THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 In each year, the fourth Saturday in November is to be known throughout Manitoba as "Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day".
2 This Act may be referred to as chapter U8 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.
3 This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.