In the throne speech, http://www.sft-ddt.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?id=1388 , the Harper government said it would set up a memorial for the 'victims of communism'. The proposal was within a paragraph describing the arrival of immigrants to Canada.
I'm not sure who the memorial is for.
The USSR wasn't actually communist, rather Lenin et al set up a dictatorship of the Central Committee. I don't think China today functions communally.
As I understand, 'communist' means a system where people at the grassroots gather to make decisions. in communities.
There is a lot of misunderstanding associated with the term.
Harper is twisting a legitimate concern of victim's of the Holodomor for his own political purposes.
There are some governments today who are perhaps closer to setting up structures which allow for grassroots decision-making in communities.
It is these Harper would like to attack, while he sets up his own version of thinly-velied dictatorship.