The Canadian Parliament, With Overwhelming Majority, Recognizes the Armenian Genocide
A Historic Day for Canadian-Armenians
OTTAWA, April 21 - On the eve of the 89th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Canadian House of Commons, with overwhelming majority, recognized the Armenian Genocide. The non-partisan vote was 153 for 68 against. When the result of the vote was announced, the House of Commons chamber, which was packed with Armenians from Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and other Canadian cities, burst in applause and ringing "bravo." Tears of joy could be seen in the eyes of many Armenians.
Bravo to our new Prime Minister Paul Martin for making this a free "non-partisan" vote.