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Prime Minister Trudeau Issues Statement on Armenian Genocide Memorial Day

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a statement today commemorating Armenian Genocide Memorial Day, also known as Medz Yeghern, marking a somber reflection on a dark chapter in history.

In his statement, Trudeau expressed solidarity with Armenian communities in Canada and worldwide, honoring the victims who lost their lives during the genocide and acknowledging the ongoing trauma experienced by many. He highlighted Canada’s official recognition of the Armenian Genocide twenty years ago and emphasized the importance of ensuring that the stories of those affected are never forgotten.

Trudeau underscored April as Genocide, Remembrance, Condemnation, and Prevention Month in Canada, calling on citizens to confront indifference and stand against hate while advocating for diversity, inclusion, and human rights. He urged Canadians to take the time to learn about the events leading to the Armenian Genocide, emphasizing the collective responsibility to create a society free from discrimination and violence.

The Prime Minister’s statement comes as Armenian communities in Toronto and across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) gather to commemorate the victims of the genocide with solemn ceremonies and remembrance events.


The Prime Minister’s statement on Armenian Genocide Memorial Day is a significant recognition of historical atrocities and a call to action for remembrance and prevention. In the GTA, home to a vibrant Armenian community, this acknowledgment resonates deeply, fostering solidarity and honoring the memory of the genocide’s victims. As we reflect on this solemn occasion, let us heed Trudeau’s call to confront hate and build a society rooted in inclusivity, empathy, and respect for human rights.

Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief of GTA Today and serves as the Parliament Hill Reporter covering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. With a commitment to accurate and timely news coverage, Marshall-Squire brings depth and insight to the forefront of Canadian journalism. For feedback, reach out at

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