On Friday, May 30th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered the keynote address at a fundraising dinner in Toronto for Tribute to Liberty, which is building a monument to the victims of communism in our nation’s capital.
This memorial will honour of the hundreds of millions of men, women and children who have suffered and died at the hands of communist regimes. Nearly a quarter of Canadians trace their roots to countries held captive by communism’s chains.
They came to Canada from Russia, Estonia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Cambodia, the former Czechoslovakia, the former Yugoslavia, the former East Germany, Vietnam, China, Korea, Cuba, Albania, and others. They risked their lives to escape, and found Canadian safety, freedom, opportunity and hope.
Since 2010, our government has officially supported for the monument, which will serve as a reminder to future generations “that the freedom and peace they stand to inherit was earned through struggle and sacrifice, and must always be cherished.”
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More information on the project is available at www.tributetoliberty.ca