Ukrainian-Canadian Historical Recognition: Letter

March 23: Letters to the editor – The Globe and Mail.

The Ukrainian Canadian community never sought an apology for what happened during Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914-1920, nor compensation to the survivors or their descendants (Past Wrongs Can’t Always Be Undone – March 21). We asked only that the Government of Canada recognize this historic injustice. That will be done in 2013 when a pavilion dealing with this unhappy episode in Canadian history is unveiled in Banff National Park, complemented by smaller displays at Fort Henry, in Kingston, and at The Citadel, in Halifax, all sites of First World War era internment camps. Our campaign was always about memory, not money.

Lubomyr Luciuk, director of research, Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association

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