For Immediate Release

November 25th, 2017

Mayor Crombie Statement on Holodomor Memorial Day

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I join with our City’s Ukrainian community to commemorate Holodomor Memorial Day – a most solemn day of remembrance.

“During November, communities around the world remember and reflect on these crimes against humanity that saw up to ten million Ukrainians deliberately starved to death by the brutal Soviet regime between 1932 and 1933.

“It is incumbent upon all of us to teach current and future generations about what has taken place, and to ensure that we do our part to stand up against violence and injustice happening around the world.

“Let us all wish peace and goodwill to communities and families in the Ukraine, and throughout the world, who continue to face oppression and acts of aggression.

“Mississauga is blessed to be home to such an active, engaged and compassionate Ukrainian community that has made incredible contributions to our communities.

“This year, Canada celebrated an important milestone with the 150th anniversary of Confederation and our nation’s founding. Canada continues to be enriched by the lasting nation-building contributions of Canadians from places, like Ukraine, and from communities around the world. To celebrate Canada is to celebrate the diversity of Canadians and reaffirm our commitment to the values of peace, compassion, and tolerance.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with them, and with the families who continue to mourn the loss of innocent lives, taken during the Holodomor.”