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Canada will stop arms sales to Turkey if rights abuse uncovered: minister

Canada’s foreign affairs minister has launched an investigation into reports that Canadian military equipment exported to Turkey may have been used by Azerbaijan against Armenian forces in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. Trudeau was »

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Canada ‘concerned’ as fighting resumes along Armenia-Azerbaijan border

Fighting along the restive border between Armenia and Azerbaijan flared up again on Thursday, hours after Canada and several other countries called on the two South Caucasus neighbours to “refrain immediately from using force” and respect the ceasefire. Armenia’s Defence »

International, Politics

Trudeau praises Michaëlle Jean, but turns his back on her Francophonie leadership bid

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to Michaëlle Jean in his speech at the opening of the summit of la Francophonie on Thursday in Armenia, even as Ottawa signalled that it will not back her bid for a second mandate at the »

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Trudeau, Legault travel to Armenia for La Francophonie summit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier-designate Francois Legault are set to depart for Armenia Tuesday evening to attend the XVII Francophonie Summit in the Armenian capital of Yerevan. The three-day summit of heads of state and government in Armenia’s 2,800-year-old capital »

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Freeland joins Putin in congratulating Armenia’s opposition leader

There aren’t many things that Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Russian President Vladimir Putin seem to agree on but Armenia’s Velvet Revolution appears to be one of them. Hours after Armenia’s opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan was elected prime »

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Armenian protesters gear up for general strike

The leader of a grassroots Armenian protest movement that forced the country’s veteran leader to step down called for a nationwide strike after the ruling party thwarted his bid to take over as interim prime minister on Tuesday. After a »


Armenian Canadians join Velvet Revolution in their homeland

Many Canadian Armenians are watching with baited breath as a non-violent grassroots protest movement in Armenia is about to complete the transfer of power from the governing party to the leader of the opposition whose unprecedented campaign of civil disobedience »

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Canada ‘applauds’ courage of Armenian protesters

Canadian officials  welcomed the decision by Armenia’s Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan to step down on Monday following 11 days of mass and largely peaceful protests against his continued rule in the former Soviet republic. Sargsyan, who ruled Armenia for 10 »

International, Politics, Society

Canadian-Armenian community up in arms over Canadian defence exports to Azerbaijan

Canada’s Armenian community has launched a coordinated grassroots and lobbying campaign to convince the Liberal government to annul export permits for the sale of Canadian-made armoured personnel carriers to Azerbaijan, according to Armenian community leaders. The campaign started after Radio »