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Genocide remembered on the Hill

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The Congress of Canadian Armenians recently honoured MPs who had voted in 2003 to support a private member’s bill recognizing the Armenian genocide.

 

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.

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Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff is greeted by Azad Chichmanian of the Congress of Canadian Armenians.

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Iggy with Taro Alepian, chairman of the Congress of Canadian Armenians.

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Former Liberal leader Stéphane Dion.

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Bloc MP Claude Bachand.

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NDP Montreal MP Thomas Mulclair.

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Liberal MP Frank Valeriote (centre).

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Alykhan Velshi (left) and Jamie Ellerton, who both work for Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.

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Plaques given to MPs who were at the 2003 vote—and voted in favour.

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At the same time Tamils were on the Hill protesting the Sri Lankan government’s attack on separatist fighters and accusing the government of genocide.

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