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Statement by the Prime Minister on Armenia’s Independence Day.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement in recognition of Armenia’s Independence Day:
“Today, we join the people of Armenia and members of the Armenian community in Canada and around the world to celebrate the anniversary of Armenia’s independence.

“Canada and the Republic of Armenia enjoy a dynamic and friendly relationship, built upon shared values of justice, democracy and freedom, people-to-people connections, and our collaboration in international organizations, including La Francophonie.

“Canada looks forward to continuing to work with the Republic of Armenia to further strengthen the relationship between our two countries, and to deepen our collaboration on global and regional issues, including climate change, development cooperation, trade and investment, and peace and security.

“Canada’s cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths and sources of pride. I commend the Armenian Canadian community for their generosity and leadership in welcoming thousands of newcomers from Syria. When we come together to welcome newcomers, we strengthen our communities in long-lasting and significant ways.

“This year, as we mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, I invite Canadians to reflect on the important contributions Canadians of Armenian descent make to our national fabric.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I wish a happy Independence Day to all those celebrating.”
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Turkish scholar: Armenian Genocide shame of Turkey.

Turkish scientist and human rights defender Sait Çetinoğlu strongly criticized Turkish government’s denial stance on the issue of the Armenian Genocide during “Against the Crime of Genocide” second Global forum. Çetinoğlu stated that the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century is the shame of Turkey which should be eliminated. “In 1915 tens of thousands of children and Armenian women were killed and were sold. It can be said that their souls were stolen. It is a situation which shames us, and we should save from that shame”, “Armenpress” reports, Turkish scholar says.

He referred to the step by Armenian Member of Parliament of the Turkish Parliament Garo Paylan who showed the photos of the Armenian MPs who became the victims of the Armenian Genocide, calling it very important, but incomplete step. “A writer named Sevan Nishanyan lives in Turkey who is in jail almost few years. I am worried about my friend’s life”, he said.

He added that Turkish Parliament’s current building is built on the land which previously belonged to Armenians, the land of the buildings of Prime Minister and Erdogan also belonged to Armenians. “Today there are people who collected their property and wealth from the Armenians seized property”, said Turkish intellectual who admits that injustice took place and in 1915 20-25% of the Armenian people were massacred.

According to Sait Çetinoğlu he is even not allowed to participate in conf. According to Sait Çetinoğlu he is even not allowed to participate in conferences as a speaker in his country. They even do not provide him funds to organize conferences.

http://horizonweekly.ca/news/details/85024
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Delivers Statement on Armenian Genocide.

Statement by the Prime Minister to the Armenian-Canadian Community

On this day, we mark the 101st commemoration of the tragic loss of life of the Armenian population during the waning days of the Ottoman Empire in 1915.

Both the Senate of Canada and the House of Commons have adopted resolutions referring to these events as genocide.

We preserve the memory of those who lost their lives, and those who suffered during this genocide and pay our deepest respects to their descendants, including those who now call Canada home.

In solemnly acknowledging this event, let us use this moment as an opportunity to look forward and strenghthen our collective resolve to ensure such acts are never again repeated.

While we must never forget the lessons of history, we must also be reminded that past injustices do not serve our communities if they divide us. Canadians of all backgrounds and faiths stand together in reaffirming our collective commitment to the values of pluralism, human rights, and diversity.

On this anniversary, please join me in my hope for a peaceful future based on tolerance, respect, and reconciliation.

The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P.

Prime Minister of Canada

http://www.horizonweekly.ca/news/details/84977.
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Today is Christmas of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the only Church that is still faithful to the date that Early Christians had chosen as Christmas. Today it is Christmas Eve for certain Orthodox Churches, like the Russian, Ukranian and other Orthodox Churches, who celebrate Christmas according to the old, Julian calendar, and they celebrate Christmas on the 7th of January, which would be the 25th of December by the Julian Calendar. Our Christmas on January 6 is not related to any calendar, We celebrate Christmas on the 6th of January from the foundation of Our Church by the Apostles of Jesus, St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew, who introduced Christianity to Armenia. There is also a 4th Christmas, as the Armenian Apostolic Church of Jerusalem celebrates Christmas on January 19, which would be the 6th of January according to the Julian calendar. So as you see actually there are four Christmases in the world. Even though the Armenian Apostolic Church in Jerusalem is part of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Armenia yet for some reason they have decided for centuries to celebrate Christmas according to the Julian Calendar , decided by the Armenian Apostolic Patriarch there. Apparently Our Church is quite decentralized, as individual Patriarchs can make independent decisions.

You might ask, which Christmas is the correct one? The answer is none, as no one really knows when Christ was really born, as there is no date given in the Bible or in any other document. All of the Christmases are only symbolically Christmas. For example the 25th of December, or the 7th of January, which would be 25th of December by the Julian Calendar, was actually a pagan celebration day of the birth of the pagan deity Mitra, which later was turned to Christmas for social and religious reasons. In Our case, the Armenian Apostolic Christmas on January 6, although again it is not the correct date, yet We are proud that Our Christmas is purely Christian, related to the start of Christianity and the First Christians, and has nothing to do with anything pagan. There are many reasons why Early Christians chose 6th of January as Christmas Day, you can do some research if you want to find more answers. Once a CBC News anchor woman made a false statement on TV, as she said that 25th of December is Christmas as it is written in the Bible. I wanted to send her an email asking her where in the Bible, as there is no date in the Bible. Apparently she heard about me telling the truth about the 25th of December being originally the pagan date of the birth of the deity Mitra, and wanted to contradict me just for the sake of contradicting, with no real proof. So Christmas is not even Christmas, as no one knows the correct date of Christ's birth, which might have even been during the summer months, according to the events that are told in the Bible. So until the correct date of Jesus' birth is found humanity will continue celebrating symbolic Christmases, each arguing and insisting that their's is the correct date, which is a falsehood anyway.

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