30 December 2013, 00:02
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Genocide monument erected in Quebec

Laval, the third largest city in Quebec, has unveiled their first and only monument commemorating the Armenian Genocide in a public space.

Leaders from the Armenian-Canadian community gathered at the monument, called “Crucifixion, Resurrection, Rebirth,” and performed the religious blessing ceremony, while community leaders, among them the chairman of the Joing Monument Committee, Sako Yacoubian, committee member, Hovig Tufenkndjian and chairman of Canada’s Genocide Centennial Committee, Mher Karakashian all expressed the Canadian-Armenian community’s commitment to justice.

The monument’s creator, sculptor Arto Tchakmakdjian, said the meaning of the monument is hope.

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