ArmInfo. The Canadian City Hall of Montreal proclaimed April 24 as Commemoration Day for the victims of the Armenian Genocide.
According to the Canadian-Armenian Horizon Weekly publication, the corresponding decision was made at a special meeting of the city council on April 15. According to the source, the document, which was adopted at the city council meeting, says that the initiative is intended to perpetuate the memory of 1.5 million innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide, which was the first in the history of the 20th century. The document on proclaiming April 24 as the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Armenian Genocide was signed by Mayor of Montreal Valerie Plante. "The authorities of the second largest city of Canada called on residents of Montreal on April 24 to express solidarity with more than 50 thousand fellow citizens of Armenian origin, most of whom are descendants of those who survived the Genocide," the publication said.
To note, on April 10, the French President signed a decree on the establishment on April 24 of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Armenian Genocide in the France.