Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Statement from Official Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

Every year, we take a moment to remember and reflect on an inhuman genocide carried out by human beings.

The systematic planning and carrying out of the destruction of six million human lives is an unequalled tragedy in a century that saw far too many.

On Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, we are all called on to contemplate the truth of the genocide: the brutal murder of six million Jews simply because they were Jewish. Of six million women, men and children, in addition to the millions who were displaced and hunted just because they were Jewish.

Today, we remember, but we also must remember to act against intolerance, racism and hatred of any kind.