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September 21st, 2020

NDP Statement on Armenia’s Anniversary of Independence

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, issued the following statement:

“Today, the Armenian community in Canada, and around the world, is celebrating the Republic of Armenia’s Independence Day.

Canada is one of only 29 countries that recognize the Armenian Genocide that began in 1915 – and claimed more than a million lives.

The independence of the Republic of Armenia is a symbol of the resilience and perseverance of the Armenian people for freedom and self-determination. It will forever remain a mark of pride and unity for Armenians around the world.

Today, with COVID, we know it will be hard for families, friends and the community to celebrate together like every year. But the NDP remains committed to highlighting the vitality of the Armenian community in our country and Canada’s cultural and commercial partnership with Armenia.

New Democrats extend their best wishes to all Armenians on Armenia’s Anniversary of Independence.”