“On behalf of the Progressive Conservative caucus, I would like to acknowledge and remember the victims of communism and Nazi totalitarianism in Europe during the 20th century.
Countless lives were lost or forever altered when dictators put dangerous ideologies and greed above their own citizens. The impact and aftermath of these events have left deep wounds not only in Europe, but around the world.
As we take the time to remember those who suffered under totalitarian rule, we must also take the time to keep those who are currently suffering under dictator rule around the world today in our thoughts and prayers. Together, we must stand united against oppressive totalitarian regimes wherever they are.
Alberta thrives today because of the important contributions newcomers have made in our communities, including those who fled communist and Nazi regimes. These people came to our province in search of a better life – the kind of life democracy affords. We stand with these communities today as we remember the victims.