January 30, 2012 - Jerusalem - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird pays tribute to the victims of the Holocaust at the opening ceremony of the New International Seminars Wing of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
“This memorial here at Yad Vashem remembers those lost in one of the darkest moments in our history,” said Minister Baird. “Centres like this breathe strength and remind us of the resilience of the Jewish people. There is no better friend to Israel than Canada.”
The Government of Canada has pledged to erect a national monument in the National Capital Region in honour of the victims of the Holocaust.