Why we should recognize Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day in Ontario
Passing Bill 79 is about teaching Ontarians the truth and about ensuring our province remains a leader when it comes to standing up against injustice and promoting human rights.
The Nanking Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was the mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against the people who lived in Nanjing (Nanking), then the capital of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937. An estimated 40,000 to more than 300,000 were killed. Pictured, corpses of massacred victims on the shore of the Qinhua River. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons