EDMONTON, AB (November 22, 2012): Wildrose Official Opposition Leader Danielle Smith issued the following statement commemorating the 79th anniversary of the Holodomor commemorated on the fourth Saturday of November every year. “The Holodomor marks one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century with the starvation of millions of men, women and children in Ukraine under a totalitarian Soviet regime.
“The famine occurred as a direct result of the policies under Josef Stalin and is a reminder to Albertans and people around the world of one of the most horrific crimes against humanity in living memory. “As an Albertan who is proud to share in our Ukrainian heritage, I encourage all Albertans to learn more about the history of the Holodomor and take time to reflect and remember the senseless tragedy of so many lives lost. “On behalf of my colleagues and the Wildrose Official Opposition we stand together with our Ukrainian community today in commemorating the Holodomor.” Video of the statement can be found here.