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'The Canadian Human Rights Museum is a collaborator in covering up a Communist regime’s crime while selectively exposing that of the Nazis.

by Rhonda Spivak, posted March 9, 2011

A recent article in the Kyiv Post by  a former  director of communications at the Canadian human Rgiths Commission, Oksana Bashak Hepburn levels some pretty harshly worded  criticism at the  Canadian Human Rights Museum 's proposal fro a  permanent gallery for th eHolocassut but not for the Holodomer  suffered by the Ukranians. The article begins:

"The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is giving an award March 25 to Prime Minister Stephen Harper in recognition for contributions to Canada, in particular, for his stance on human rights. It is most unfortunate that a government agency devoted to these quintessential Canadian values is on its way to messing up Canada’s reputation as a champion of rights.

"Most would agree that Canada’s strong human rights record has made it a global leader. During his recent visit to Ukraine, Mr. Harper’s performance enhanced this reputation. Visiting there last fall, he took care to demonstrate Canada’s high regard for individual rights and freedoms, no mere gesture as, unfortunately, under the watch of President Victor Yanukovych, Ukraine has been experiencing Russia-like recidivism. Arrests, violence against--even questionable deaths-- journalist, a trend towards religious exclusivity for Moscow’s orthodoxy and, in particular, the incarceration of political opposition leaders tell a worrisome story.

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Also of interest is an article in the  Winnipeg Free Press indicating that the chief Operating Officer of the  Canadian hyuman Rights Museum has left his position after two and a half years. No details regarding this have been given. 

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