Ottawa – On April 12, 13, 2017, members of parliament stood in the House of Commons to make statements commemorating the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923. All members reiterated Canada’s principled stance on this subject and valued the importance of recognizing, condemning and preventing future atrocities from taking place.
To this day, Turkey continues to shamelessly deny its past and uses its political influence all over the world to obstruct progress toward a truthful and just international resolution for these crimes.
However, in stark contrast to Turkey’s continuous denial, the Canadian Parliament has courageously recognized the Armenian Genocide and other genocides that have occurred since then. Furthermore, on April 24, 2015, the House of Commons unanimously voted in favor of a motion that designated the month of April as Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month.
Statement by MP Arnold Chan – Chair of the Canada-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group
Statement by MP Harold Albrecht – Vice Chair of the Canada-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group
Statement by MP Bryan May