April 24th, 2018

NDP statement on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière released the following statement for the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide:

This year marks the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Today, we remember the lives of over 1.5 million Armenians who were mercilessly killed as the world stood silent.

We stand united in solidarity with members of the Armenian community in remembrance of the unconscionable suffering of those women, men and children who were the victims of the atrocities of the Armenian Genocide.

Today, we mourn the loss of those victims, reaffirm our commitment to the fundamental rights and dignity of all human beings, and recommit to fighting against impunity for genocide and other mass atrocity crimes.