I am pleased to extend support to Tribute to Liberty as you realize your vision for a permanent memorial in Ottawa recognizing the victims of communism.
Throughout human history, totalitarian regimes have wrought untold suffering on millions. This monument will recognize those who were silenced by tyranny and pay tribute to the incredible strength and determination of those who fought for change. It will also serve as an important reminder for all persons of conscience that it is our duty to prevent similar wrongdoings from being visited on others.
Canada is renowned the world over for our openness and diversity. All Canadians can take pride in our tradition of welcoming refugees and being a beacon of hope for those who flee persecution.
On behalf of Canada's New Democrats I wish you continued success with this worthwhile endeavour.
Hon. Thomas Mulcair, P.C., M.P. Leader of the Official Opposition, New Democratic Party of Canada
Hon. Thomas Mulcair P.C., M.P.
Leader of the Official Opposition, New Democratic Party of Canada