Arif Virani

Your member of parliament for


Parkdale-High Park

Arif Virani

Your member of parliament for


Parkdale-High Park

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Remembering the Victims of Communism

I was honoured to announce, on behalf of the Minister of Heritage, the design competition winner for the Memorial of the Victims of Communism. This memorial will stand in Ottawa as a testament to all those who have fled communist regimes, for the safety and opportunity in Canada. Canada is a land of refuge, and tracks the journey of millions of Ukrainians, Poles, Czecks, Hungarians, Vietnamese, Latvians, Lithuanians, and Estonians from darkness into light. As a refugee myself, I believe strongly in the importance of bearing witness and commemorating the journey of those who have come before, to help build this country into the diverse, prosperous, and multicultural nation we are today.