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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:
In each year, the fourth Saturday in November is to be known throughout Manitoba as "Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day".
This Act may be referred to as chapter U8 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.
This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.