Holocaust Memorial is not a partisan issue

We were astonished to see "Establish a Holocaust Memorial in the National Capital Region" listed as something the Conservative Party "promised" under the Middle East policy platform category (RE: "The parties, the policies, the promises," April 13). You should have known that Bill C-442, an act to establish a National Holocaust Monument, was a private member's bill. While tabled by a Conservative MP, it garnered unanimous all-party support in both the House of Commons and the Senate and received Royal Assent hours before the dissolution of Parliament. In recent years, previous versions of the bill had been tabled by Liberal MPs.

Published: Wednesday, 04/27/2011 12:00 am EDT

We were astonished to see "Establish a Holocaust Memorial in the National Capital Region" listed as something the Conservative Party "promised" under the Middle East policy platform category (RE: "The parties, the policies, the promises," April 13). You should have known that Bill C-442, an act to establish a National Holocaust Monument, was a private member's bill. While tabled by a Conservative MP, it garnered unanimous all-party support in both the House of Commons and the Senate and received Royal Assent hours before the dissolution of Parliament. In recent years, previous versions of the bill had been tabled by Liberal MPs.

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