#REVIEW That Never Happened


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  • October 19, 2018 at 7:45 PM
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    Sadly the film missed the key role my grandmother played in the redress of this with the federal government. The group of community leaders you talk about would never have been successful with this being redressed without my grandmother. She was hugely instrumental in working with Dr L Luicik, the UCC and other agencies. I have the pictures of her in Ottawa the day it was redressed in the House of Commons. I have the pictures of her with members of the Mulroney government. She deserves a film of her own. The journey she and my aunts took to face the past was hard and heart wrenching. That’s history.

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    • November 2, 2018 at 1:08 PM
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      There is no doubt that the way in which Mary Manko Haskett expressed herself, asking not for compensation or any apology, but instead insisting the Ukrainian Canadian community’s campaign should be about “memory, not money,” was intrumental, indeed key, to our efforts over many years, which she (and Fran, your aunt) were very supportive of. You definitely should be proud of her dedication to this just cause and, truly, without her, much would not have been accomplished. I do not know why her story is not in the film. I have only seen it once and do not recall the details of what was included but, most certainly, Mary is remembered on the websites of the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (www.uccla.ca) and the UCCLF (www.ucclf.ca) – and that photograph of her in Ottawa with John Gregorovich and me is included in the Enemy Aliens exhibit of the Canadian War Museum (travelling the country now) and permanently at the museum dedicated to telling the story of Canada’s first national internment operations, at Cave & Basin, in Banff National Park. I will never forget her, God bless her,

      Professor Lubomyr Luciuk

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