Arnold Chan, Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Agincourt federal electoral district in Toronto, Ontario, made the following statement on the recent downing of an Armenian helicopter:
“I wish to express my serious concern about the recent downing of an Armenian helicopter by Azerbaijani forces.
On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, I want to express my condolences to the family and friends of the three Armenian crew members who have lost their lives as a result.
I am deeply concerned that this incident will escalate tensions between these two countries. While we condemn the shooting of the unarmed helicopter, we urge for calm and support the peace process within the format of the Minsk Group of the OSCE.
A negotiated settlement to this long standing conflict is the best pathway to lasting peace and security.”