OTTAWA, March 25 /CNW/ – The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State (National Capital Commission), today announced on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, that Bill C-442, an Act to establish a National Holocaust Monument, received Royal Assent.
“Our government will establish a National Holocaust Monument in the National Capital Region,” said Minister Cannon. “We will always honour the memory of those who perished in the heinous crimes perpetrated during the Holocaust and recognize the important contributions to our country of those who survived.”
The monument will help ensure the memory of the Holocaust is never lost. It will also promote a better understanding of the historical events of the Holocaust and how they have affected Canadian history — an understanding that will benefit Canadians in every community across the country.