Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day Act

An Act to establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide

Sponsor

Kerry Diotte  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Defeated, as of Dec. 13, 2016

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Summary

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This enactment designates the eighteenth day of May, in each and every year, as “Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day” in recognition of the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944.

Elsewhere

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Votes

Dec. 13, 2016 Failed That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day ActRoutine Proceedings

September 28th, 2016 / 3:10 p.m.
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Conservative

Kerry Diotte Conservative Edmonton Griesbach, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-306, an act to establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide.

Mr. Speaker, today I rise in the House to introduce my private member's bill, an act to establish a Crimean Tatar deportation (“Sürgünlik”) memorial day and to recognize the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide.

I believe this is a very important issue for my constituents in Edmonton Griesbach, for Canadians of Ukrainian heritage, and for all Canadians.

The bill condemns a very dark chapter in history and takes a principled stand in support of freedom, democracy, and the rule of law. I sincerely hope all parliamentarians will support my bill.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)