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 Wednesday, April 17 2019 14:06
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Following France, Montreal declared April 24 as Remembrance Day for  the victims of the Armenian Genocide

Following France, Montreal declared April 24 as Remembrance Day for  the victims of the Armenian Genocide

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. 

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