Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the 80th Anniversary of the Holodomor

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Holodomor, which takes place tomorrow:

“Tomorrow, Canadians and people around the world will pause to remember the millions of men, women and children who perished during the Ukrainian famine-genocide of 1932-1933, an atrocity perpetrated by Josef Stalin’s communist regime.

“I encourage all citizens to stand with Ukrainian Canadians at commemoration ceremonies taking place across the country to honour both the victims and survivors of this tragedy.

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