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Project Roll Call
Lest We Forget

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37th Parliament, 2nd Session
(September 30, 2002 - November 12, 2003)
Edited Hansard · Number 022
Tuesday, November 5, 2002
14:10 - 14:15





Ukrainian Canadians

Mr. Inky Mark (Dauphin--Swan River, PC): Mr. Speaker, today marks the beginning of a national postcard campaign by the Ukrainian Civil Liberties Association and Ukrainian Canadian Congress to ask the Prime Minister to honour his 1993 promise to acknowledge and provide restitution for those people who were interned in Canada's first national internment operations.

On June 8, 1993, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress received the following letter from the current Prime Minister. It reads,

"Thank you for your letter and the copies of the 'Economic Losses of Ukrainian Canadians resulting from internment during World War I'.

The Liberal Party understands your concern. As you know we support your efforts to secure the redress of Ukrainian-Canadians' claims arising from their internment and loss of freedoms during the first world war and inter-war period. You can be assured that we will continue to monitor the situation closely and seek to ensure that the government honours its promise.

As Leader of the Opposition, I appreciate the time you have taken to write and bring your concerns to my attention".

The letter was signed by the Prime Minister.

It is time the Prime Minister honoured his promise to the one million Canadians of Ukrainian descent.

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