In a meeting with Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Canada representatives during a special reception–Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper reaffirmed his country’s recognition of the Armenian genocide.
ANC Ottawa member Aris Babikian expressed the Canadian Armenian community’s gratitude for the Prime Minister’s principled stance on the stance on the issue. He also committed to working closely with the Prime Minister’s office on behalf of the ANC of Canada.
During the meeting–Harper reaffirmed his government’s and his party’s policy regarding the Genocide. He said that this policy is based on principles and not political or economic considerations.