A Message From Minister Tim Uppal: Remembering the Armenian Genocide -
This year marks the 99th anniversary of Medz Yeghern. Canada condemns the Ottoman Empire’s despicable crimes against humanity during the first genocide of the twentieth century that resulted in the tragic massacre of nearly 1.5 million Armenian women, men and children.
Our Government not only acknowledges the historical reality of the Armenian Genocide in 1915, we join with all those around the world paying homage to the memory of its victims.
The intolerance and discrimination that fueled these atrocities serve as a reminder of the importance of pluralism and equality in our global community. It is our sincere hope that Armenia and Turkey’s future relations are anchored in tolerance, openness and mutual respect.
As we share in the grief of the Armenian people and reflect on this great calamity, our Government is all the more committed to protecting and promoting freedom, democracy and the rule of law, at home and abroad.
Member of Parliament for Edmonton—Sherwood Park
Minister of State (Multiculturalism).