An event to commemorate and bring attention to the Nanjing Massacre of 1937 took place Jan. 22 at Splendid China Mall. Various influential multicultural and committee leaders joined Scarborough-Agingcourt MPP Soo Wong.
Wong needs support to ensure Canada’s first “Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day” Bill passes a Third Reading.
On December 8, 2016, Private Member’s Bill 79, the Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day Act, 2016 passed the Second Reading in the Ontario Legislature. The Order has been referred to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy.
“Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day” (every Dec. 13) would allow the Asian community to gather, remember, and honour the victims and families affected by what is often referred to as the “Rape of Nanking”, one of the most horrific atrocities of modern history. It would also educate all Ontarians about the significance of those six weeks in 1937 and why history must never repeat itself.
Photo: MPP Soo Wong is joined by various multicultural leaders at a recent event to commemorate and bring attention to the Nanjing Massacre of 1937.