November 23, 2020

Remembering the victims of the Holodomor


Mr. Speaker, this summer I was honoured to meet a fascinating person in Edmonton with an amazing story.

Leo Korownyk told me about what it was like to live through the Holodomor.

That was the forced starvation of millions of people in Ukraine in the 1930s.

Joseph Stalin was the communist leader responsible for it.

Even though crops in Ukraine were plentiful, people starved to death.

This is the time of year we commemorate that horrible famine.

I want to thank Leo for telling me his first-person story.

And I’m glad to spread the word about this atrocity. 

We must continue to guard against hard-core socialism and communism.

It was communism that enslaved Ukraine and caused the genocide.

Let’s remember the words of Winston Churchill. He said: those who fail to learn from history — are doomed to repeat it.

What does National Child Day mean to you? 

Glad to support National Child Day and the good work done by Kid’s Kottage in my riding of Edmonton Griesbach.

You can mail Christmas greetings to Canadian Forces members

The men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces are always serving our country.

Because they do, many of them don’t have the luxury of going home for the holidays. 

I bet you it would mean a great deal to them to receive Christmas greetings from any Canadian.  

You can mail members of the Canadian Armed Forces serving around the world at this address:  

Any Canadian Armed Forces Member 
PO Box 5004 Stn Forces
Belleville, ON K8N 5W6

Last week’s straw poll results 

Last week I asked folks what they thought about a Liberal appointed Senator’s proposal for lowering the voting age to 16.

There was a huge turnout. People overwhelmingly said they didn’t want to lower the voting age. 

A big thanks to everyone who took part. 

Have your say

Justin Trudeau has said he wants to ‘reset’ the national economy.

Do you support Trudeau’s ‘reset’ plan?

Have your say in my new unofficial poll. I’ll publish the results in next week’s e-newsletter.






Latest news on COVID-19 


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Alberta Public Health can also be reached by phone at 811.


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