The Hon. Andrew Scheer, the Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, issues statement to mark Armenian Independence Day

SEPTEMBER 21, 2018


OTTAWA, ON – The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, issued the following statement on Armenian Independence Day:

“Twenty seven years ago today, Armenian citizens voted in favour of full independence, ending decades of Soviet Communist oppression.

“Canada is home to a hardworking Armenian community and our two countries share an important relationship. Canada’s Conservatives have always stood strongly in our support for Armenia and its people, and it was in 2006, under our previous Conservative government, that the Government of Canada first recognized the Armenian genocide.

“On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I would like to wish all those celebrating a happy Armenian Independence Day!”