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Armenian Genocide Commemoration

Posted on April 21, 2010

Mr. Speaker, this is a poignant time, a time to remember, to commemorate and to bear witness.

[English]

On the 95th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, which the House has recognized, scholars have documented and the anguished testimony of survivors has affirmed, the whole reminding us of the dangers of indifference and inaction in the face of incitement and mass atrocity, of the dangers of a culture of impunity and of the dangers of revisionism and denial that led Hitler to remark, as he embarked on the Nazi genocide, “who today remembers the Armenians?”.

We remember, we bear witness and, as we say on occasions such as these, jamais plus, never again.

[Translation]

Never again for the Armenians and never again for anyone.

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