Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Holocaust Memorial Day

Mr. Speaker, today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, a sombre day when we reflect on one of the most tragic periods of human history.
 
Yet, just yesterday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used the Durban Review Conference to incite hatred and genocide and undermine the cause of human rights. The Iranian president’s complicity in crimes against humanity reminds us of our profound obligation to speak out against hatred and his call for the end of Israel.
 
We must join together, today and every day, to remember the millions who lost their lives as innocent victims of hate at the hands of the most despicable regime the world has ever seen.
 
Let us challenge inhumanity and confront injustice when it tries to rear its head. Let us say with conviction, "Never again; never again!"