Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Statement by Official Opposition leader Thomas Mulcair on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day

On Holocaust Memorial day, we remember with deep sadness the systematic extermination of six million human beings simply because they were Jewish.

As we reflect on the absolute horror that was inflicted on so many innocents, we pay tribute to the incredible strength and determination of those who survived. We also recognise the courage of those who provided refuge at tremendous risk to their personal safety.

The Holocaust profoundly transformed our perception of humanity and what humanity is capable of.  It is our duty to remain vigilant against intolerance, racism and hatred of any kind and ensure that such a tragedy is never repeated.

Lest we forget.