Mr. Speaker, today we stand together to commemorate the Holocaust, humanity's darkest hour. We remember the millions of mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters who were targeted by evil, including my wife's family.
We remember the children whose bright eyes were snuffed out too soon, and together, we commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz 70 years ago today.
That day, humanity did more than extinguish an infernal blaze; we reignited the flame of the human spirit.
Elie Wiesel said, “The opposite of love is not hate; it's indifference.”
May we never accept indifference in the face of anti-Semitism and intolerance, poisonous in all of their guises.
New Democrats stand with those who wish to build a better Canada, one of diversity and peace, and so against hate and indifference, we will work tirelessly so that this can never happen again. We will build a world where love will prevail.