Ontario considers holiday remembering Nanjing Massacre

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Ontario considers holiday remembering Nanjing Massacre

The Canadian province of Ontario is considering having its own day to mark the Nanjing Massacre.

If adopted, the province would be the first western government to adopt such a day.

A legislator originally from Hong Kong is leading the effort.

CCTV America’s Frances Kuo reports.

Ontario considers holiday remembering Nanjing Massacre

The Canadian province of Ontario is considering having its own day to mark the Nanjing Massacre. If adopted, the province would be the first western government to adopt such a day. A legislator originally from Hong Kong is leading the effort. CCTV America’s Frances Kuo reports.

Soo Wong is a member of Ontario’s legislative assembly which is on a mission. She wants the Canadian province of Ontario to hold its own Nanjing massacre remembrance day every Dec. 13.

Wong’s been pushing for the motion and believing it’s important for Ontarians to reflect on the massacre — and honor the victims. The measure is gathering steam – a version of the proposal has already been unanimously approved by lawmakers — during a second deliberation.

If it passes a third, the day would officially be established.

A memorial exhibit was recently held in Ontario and a chance for survivors and victims’ families to reflect on the atrocities of that day.

Many Ontarians have direct links to those affected; Ontario has one of the biggest Asian populations in Canada.

Wong hopes the day will also reach those in the public who know little to nothing about this dark moment in history.