Canadian MP Bryan May Visits Armenia and attends global forum on genocide
Canadian MP Bryan May Visits Armenia and attends global forum on genocide –
Cambridge – Cambridge MP Bryan May returned to Cambridge this week after spending last weekend in Yerevan, Armenia commemorating the Armenian Genocide. MP May led the Canadian delegation, representing the Government of Canada at the second annual Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide.
As head of the Canadian delegation, MP May delivered a speech to hundreds foreign diplomats, politicians, academics, NGOs, and activists at the Global Forum in Yerevan on Saturday, April 23. Speaking about the strong Armenian population in Cambridge, MP May told delegates, “I hope that the story of those Armenians’ success will stand as a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit.” He also hosted a luncheon with the Canadian Embassy for Canadian businesses and NGOs present in Armenia.
On Sunday, April 24, MP May visited Tsitsernakaberd, the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex in Yerevan to pay tribute to the victims of the genocide with thousands of dignitaries and Armenian mourners.
“To be in Armenia, surrounded by the descendants of the victims of the genocide was an incredibly moving experience,” May said. “I was deeply honoured to have the opportunity to pay my respects to the victims, on behalf of the people of Canada and particularly the strong Armenian community in Cambridge.”
Bryan May is the Member of Parliament for Cambridge, representing the people of Cambridge, North Dumfries, and North Brant. He serves as the Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social and Skills Development and Status of Persons with Disabilities and is a member of the House of Commons Liaison Committee. He participates in six Parliamentary Groups and Associations including the Canada-Armenia Friendship Group.
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