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  • April 24, 2018

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

A personal message from the Premier

On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I am humbled to extend greetings to members of the Armenian community as they commemorate Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

Today, we stand together to honour the victims of the Meds Yeghern, also known as the Armenian Genocide. We mourn the loss of those who perished, and vow never to forget.

The passage of more than a century does not diminish the horror of what happened to the Armenian people. This tragedy serves as a reminder of the horrors of war and the price of intolerance and aggression, and reminds us of our collective and personal obligation to learn from the lessons of history, to reject every form of intolerance and hatred — and to embrace the diversity that gives us our strength
as a province and nation.

The Armenian community has worked tirelessly to keep focus on this tragic event so that the generations that follow will be on guard against the kind of wickedness that created it.

Ontario was one of the first places to acknowledge the atrocity — adopting a unanimous resolution in 1980 to recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide.

I offer my deepest sympathies as we honour the victims of the Meds Yeghern. May their memory be eternal.

Kathleen Wynne
Premier

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