Today is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz.
Between 1940 and 1945 more than a million people were deported to Auschwitz, almost all of whom were murdered by the Nazis as part of their systemic attempt to destroy the Jewish people.
In total the holocaust claimed the lives of more than six million Jews and other peoples.
Today, as anti-Semitic attacks continue and appallingly increase, we must never forget the horrors of the holocaust.
As we mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women let us remember the 14 incredible women who tragically lost their lives at the École Polytechnique 30 years ago today: Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault and Annie Turcotte.
’Tis the season!
As your federal Member of Parliament for Edmonton Griesbach, I’m honoured to personally invite you and your family to my annual Christmas Open House.
I hope you can drop by for a bit as we celebrate the holiday season.
Christmas Meet and Greet
When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: North West Edmonton Seniors Society
12963-120 Street NW, Edmonton AB T5E 5N8
Cost: Free, but please RSVP by December 4, 2019 by email or call my office to let us know you’re coming (780) 495-3261.
Light refreshments and festive treats will be served.
I hope to see you there!
Member of Parliament
Today is Holodomor Memorial Day.
A day to remember the up to 10 million Ukrainians who starved to death during Communist Leader Joseph Stalin’s deliberate plan to systematically destroy the Ukrainian nation.
Between 1932 and 1933, the Soviet state launched a campaign of terror on Ukraine. They forcibly confiscated food, seized farms and brutalized the Ukrainian people with mass arrests, deportations and executions.
Yet, the Soviet state was unable to destroy the Ukrainian nation.
Despite continued threats from Russia, Ukraine remains free and independent.
I had a productive meeting today with Athlone Community League members who feel noise and pollution from neighbouring CN Yard have become more of an issue in the past two years. I’m glad to help them as they seek answers.
Great to be joined by my wife Clare and friends Barbara and Michael. Happy to serve the good constituents of Edmonton Griesbach.