Few Canadians appear to be aware that Canada’s legal definition of genocide omits a number of the criteria outlined in the UN convention against genocide. Genocide isn’t only mass murder.

We already have a term for that: mass murder.

The use of the term genocide entails identifying the prevailing logic used to justify certain atrocities, but these are in no way limited only to mass murder. Forcibly taking children of a specific group is genocide.

People seem to conveniently forget that.

The definition of genocide as defined by Raphael Lemke; who invented the word:

[G]enocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated…

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