The Canadian Parliament unanimously adopted Motion M-587 today. This important motion calls on this and subsequent governments to honor the victims of all genocides by recognizing the month of April as Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month. The motion was introduced by MP Brad Butt.
With this motion the House
(a) re-affirms its support for
(i) the Holocaust Memorial Day Act,
(ii) the Armenian genocide recognition resolution adopted on April 21, 2004,
(iii) the Rwandan genocide resolution adopted on April 7, 2008,
(iv) the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (“Holodomor”) Memorial Day Act;
(b) calls upon the government to honour the victims of all genocides by recognizing the month of April as Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month; and
(c) acknowledges the associated commemorative days of
(i) Yom ha-Shoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), as determined by the Jewish Lunar calendar,
(ii) Armenian Genocide Memorial Day on April 24,
(iii) Rwandan Genocide Memorial Day on April 7,
(iv) Holodomor Memorial Day on the fourth Saturday in November.