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"Je Suis Hrant Je Suis Charlie"

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Jan. 19, 2015   “Je Suis Hrant Je Suis Charlie” Armenians Across Canada Remember Hrant Dink and Charlie Hebdo Journalists Ottawa, Ontario  - Holding signs saying “Je Suis Hrant Je Suis Charlie”, Armenian communities across Canada held events this weekend defending freedom of expression and freedom of the [...]

January 21st, 2015|Press Release|

Azerbaijan Must Be Held Responsible for Destruction of Religious and Cultural Heritage of Armenians

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   December 9, 2014   Azerbaijan Must Be Held Responsible for Destruction of Religious and Cultural Heritage of Armenians Ottawa – The Armenian National Committee of Canada (ANCC) is marking the 9th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s destruction of the historic Armenian cemetery of Djulfa by calling on the Canadian government to hold [...]

December 9th, 2014|Press Release|

Letter to John Baird for Nagorno Karabakh helicopter attack

November 28, 2014 The Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2 Canada   Dear Minister: I am writing to you on behalf of the Armenian National Committee of Canada in respect of a matter of vital importance to the Armenian-Canadian community and [...]

November 28th, 2014|News|

Criminal Hacking of Canadian Websites

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   November 19, 2014   Criminal Hacking of Canadian websites Early in the morning of November 16, 2014 the websites of several Armenian Canadian organizations were hacked and Azerbaijani propaganda was placed on the sites. The ANCC deplores such despicable attacks on Horizon Weekly and Armenian National Committee of Canada [...]

November 19th, 2014|Press Release|

Azerbaijan shot down helicopter over Nagorno Karabakh

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Nov. 13, 2014   Azerbaijan shot down helicopter over Nagorno Karabakh On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at approximately 1:45 pm (Yerevan time), the Azerbaijani military shot down an unarmed helicopter on a military training exercise over Nagorno Karabakh, killing all three people on board. Azerbaijani leaders, instead of calling for [...]

November 13th, 2014|Press Release|

Festival of Falsehoods

By Marsha Skrypuch Editor's note: On February 4, 2014,  the Turkish english-language daily "Hurriyet" published an article titled "The Armenian Diaspora and the Memory of 205 Turks in Canada" by columnist Barcin Yinanc.The article was conscpicuous and replete with inaccuracies.In response to Barcin Yinanc and his misrepresented facts, noted Canadian author and academic, Marsha Skrypuch, [...]

October 10th, 2014|News|

‘Genocide’ Does Not Describe The Armenian Experience

Source: Jano Boghossian, forbes.com April 2014 marked the 99th anniversary of the beginning of one of the greatest crimes against humanity. In the 20th century alone, more than 100 million perished through war and genocide. What makes the lives of the 1.5 million Armenians any more significant? The Armenian experience is as common as it is unique. Armenian [...]

May 7th, 2014|Position Paper|

Answer to Erdogan

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2014 The Armenian National Committee of Canada’s (ANCC) answer to the Turkish PM Erdogan and FM Davutoglu Statements Ottawa, Ontario - Over the past two weeks Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu have made statements regarding what they refer to as the "events [...]

May 5th, 2014|Press Release|

Legislative Assembly of Alberta Commemorates the Armenian Genocide of 1915

  LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ALBERTA     For Immediate Release                                                                                           [...]

May 1st, 2014|News|

ANCC Statement

Following Canada's official recognition of the Armenian Genocide in 2004, that recognition became entrenched in Canadian politics by the statement our Honourable Prime Minister Stephen Harper made in 2006. Today, on the eve of the worldwide Centennial commemorations of the Armenian Genocide, we believe our government still stands by those declarations. Nevertheless, we find certain [...]

April 30th, 2014|Press Release|