Cannon Identifies 1915 as Genocide Date

In an apparent about-face from comments made in April by a parliamentary secretary in the House of Commons, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon, in committee on Monday, referred only to the year 1915 to describe the "suffering that the Ottomans inflicted upon the Armenians." On April 24, Rick Dykstra, parliamentary secretary to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, referred to the Armenian genocide of 1915 to 1923, the first public use by a Canadian official of those dates.

Mark Iype
Published: Wednesday, 05/27/2009 12:00 am EDT

In an apparent about-face from comments made in April by a parliamentary secretary in the House of Commons, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon, in committee on Monday, referred only to the year 1915 to describe the "suffering that the Ottomans inflicted upon the Armenians."

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