Canadian parliament fails to consider 1944 Crimea Tatar deportation act of genocide

16:58, 17 May 2019

The Canadian Parliament could not vote for the resolution on the recognition of 1944 deportation of Crimean Tatars the act of genocide. Boris Wrzesniewsky, the lawmaker of the Ukrainian origin tried to put the respective resolution on the voting procedure; however, the opposition MPs protested loudly, and the Parliamentary Speaker had to decline it.

Three years ago, the Canadian Parliament failed to support similar resolution; there were not enough votes to pass. Meanwhile, on May 18, Ukraine pays tribute to  Crimean Tatars who suffered the consequences of 1944 deportation from their native land. About 180,000 people were forced to leave their houses and taken to Central Asia. They could not get back to Crimea until the late 1980s.