Canada is holding a number of events to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
On April 17 a large political gathering was held in Toronto, featuring representatives of the federal, regional and municipal authorities of Canada. The address of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was read out at the event, Armenian Ambassador to Canada Armen Yeganian told Public Radio of Armenia.
On April 20 a book titled “Armenian Genocide and the Canadian Response” was presented at the Canadian parliament, the Ambassador informed.
Canadian Armenians from Toronto, Montreal Laval, Cambridge and other cities are gathering in capital Ottawa for a rally today. Representatives of the diplomatic corps have also been invited to attend the event.
The participants will march to the Turkish Embassy in Ottawa to demand recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
Another march is scheduled for May 8 in Montreal; a number of Canadian Ministers are expected to participate in the event.
On April 30 a cross-stone dedicated to the Armenian genocide victims will be unveiled in the city of St. Catharines, Mr. Yeganian informed.