Green Party Statement on Armenian Genocide Memorial Day

(OTTAWA – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, issued the following statement on Armenian Genocide Memorial Day.

“Today, I join the Armenian community in mourning the terrible tragedies of 1915.

“As one of the first in modern history, the Armenian genocide is the beginning of humanity’s descent into the unspeakable horrors that stained the 20th century.

“That so much of the world still does not recognize the nature of this crime against humanity has left the Armenian community with scars that time cannot heal.

“I am proud that Canada has called the Armenian genocide by its name, and unreservedly support those who would condemn this atrocity.

“My hope for this 100th anniversary is that Turkey and the international community will finally recognize the tragedy that occurred and give the Armenian community the strength to heal.”