Macedonian Human Rights Movement International - Press Release
Toronto, Canada - The Liberals have accused PM Stephen Harper of insulting Greeks and demanded a public apology yet they ignore blatant racism within
their own party.
In an interview for the Globe and Mail on September 21, 2007, Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis, referred to Macedonians as “Skopjans”. This is a term used
by Greece to negate the ethnic identity of Macedonians and evokes Greece’s horrific campaigns, past and present, at ethnically cleansing or forcibly
assimilating its large Macedonian minority.
Macedonians demanded a public apology but to no avail. Instead, the Liberals focused on issues important to Greek-Canadians, such as blasting the
Conservative Party's recognition of Macedonia under its constitutional name.
"The Liberal Party has made it clear that it does not stand for traditional Canadian values and will do whatever it takes in a desperate attempt
to regain office", said MHRMI president Bill Nicholov.
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) has been active on human rights issues for Macedonians and other oppressed peoples since 1986.
Its main objective is to pursue and attain all fundamental human and national rights including the right of freedom of expression and association
and to support all democratic principles for all ethnic Macedonians, and other oppressed peoples. For more information please contact MHRMI at
416-850-7125, or firstname.lastname@example.org.