Today, we stand with the Armenian community in Ontario and around the world to commemorate the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Together, we remember the strength and bravery of the Armenian people and honour the memory of the victims of this dark chapter in human history. This genocide and the tragedies of the past must never be forgotten. They serve as a stark reminder of the need to continue building a world free from violence and injustice.
I commend the Armenian Genocide Commemoration Committee of Toronto for its dedication to raising awareness of this tragic event. In doing so, we teach present and future generations to fight hatred, intolerance and injustice in all its forms, and work towards a more peaceful world where everyone can be safe from discrimination and persecution. Our thoughts are with you during this meaningful remembrance.