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Zuzak GRC Report; Wed., Mar. 05, 2008

(1) Holodomor:  There have been no new additions to the Holodomor Files. However, the details of the “International Remembrance Flame” travelling around the world and its sojourn in Canada are being worked out. The proposed Canadian itinerary is:

April 18, 2008 (Fri.)  Arrival of the flame in Toronto. (Ceremonial acceptance of the flame in Canada prior to the opening  of the Holodomor exhibit in Toronto's City Hall.)
April 20 (Sun.) Winnipeg, MB
Easter break
April 28-29 (Mon.-Tue.) Yorkton - Regina - Saskatoon - North Battleford, SK
April 30, May 1-2 (Wed.-Fri.) Edmonton - rural areas - Calgary, AB
May 3-4 (Sat.-Sun.) Vernon/Kelowna, Vancouver, BC
May 5 (Mon.) Flame leaves Canada
May 22 (Thu.) Flame returns to Canada (St. Catharines, ON)
May 23 (Fri.) Toronto, ON
May 24 (Sat.) TBD
May 25 (Sun.) Montreal, QC
May 26 (Mon.) Ottawa, ON
May 27 (Tue.) Flame leaves Canada

Another idea.
St. Patrick's Day is March 17, 2008. The Irish famine of 1740-41 has some similarity with the Ukrainian Holodomor of 1932-33. Perhaps some enterprising writer could compose an article (or letter to the editor) congratulating the Irish on St. Patrick's Day, while at the same time mentioning the two famines in the article. (I suspect that the period from mid-March to mid-April 1933 was probably the highest death rate due to starvation.)

(2) Denaturalization and Deportation:  An editorial in the 21Feb2008 issue of the Ukrainian News titled “UCC should oppose unjust Bill C-3” decries the re-instatement of “security certificates”, under which the victim has no right to see the charges alleged against him/her.  It bears great similarity to the d&d process.

(3) CHRC:  Two articles have been added to these files. One is an article in the 18Feb2008 issue of the National Post by Jonathon Kay titled “Richard Warman and Canada's phony-racism industry”. Mr. Kay concludes that “When the censors start churning out the hate speech themselves -- that makes them as much a farce as a menace.”

The other is a response by Wallace Klinck to a 20Feb2008 National Post article by Colby Cosh titled "The CJC's disingenuous stance".

Respectfully submitted
Will Zuzak,  2008-03-05