moved for leave to introduce Bill C-238, An Act to establish a Holocaust Monument in the National Capital Region.
She said: Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to introduce in the House today my private member’s bill, an act to establish a Holocaust monument in the national capital region.
This proposed permanent monument here in the nation’s capital would ensure that Canada as a nation will never forget the Holocaust and the millions of people who died at the hands of the Nazi killing machine, including over six million Jews.
This monument would serve to forever remember the victims and survivors, and inspire everyone to be vigilant and take action against acts of hate, anti-semitism and racism. We must not forget that at the time there was a universal belief that a mass genocide could never happen. That was certainly proven wrong in the most heinous and tragic way.
This monument would serve as a memorial to the past and a beacon to the future. I hope all will support it.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)