• Luciuk

    The Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (www.uccla.ca) has NEVER been against including the Shoah (or the Holocaust) in the publicly funded Canadian Museum for Human Rights. What we have objected to is any attempt to elevate the suffering of ANY community (note: that means ours too) above all others with a privileged, permanent, preferential gallery space. We do not believe that ANY community’s experiences deserves pride of place in what is a taxpayer funded national museum. Our opinion is shared by a majority (60.3%) of all Canadians. Regrettably, some donors seem to believe that their generosity entitles them to a say in what the contents of this national museum will be. Apparently they don’t understand that space in Canada’s national museum’s is not up for sale. We are fairly sure the federal government agrees with our view. 

  • Lubomyr Luciuk

    UCCLA has NEVER protested the inclusion of the Shoah in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. We have  said, repeatedly, that all 12 galleries in this taxpayer funded national museum should be thematic, comparative and inclusive. We do NOT, however, favour elevating the suffering of ANY community (including our own) in this institution. In taking that position we enjoy the support of a majority (60.3%) of all Canadians.