May 26, 2015
On Friday, May 15, 2015, Alex Manoogian School Board member and Vice Chair of the Armenian Bar Association, Harry Dikranian attended a private luncheon at the University Club in Montreal, with Minister of National Defense, the Honourable Jason Kenney and members of the Quebec Bar.
During the meeting, hosted by the law firm of Mitchell Gattuso, Dikranian not only thanked Minister Kenney for his instrumental role in the successful adoption of Motion 587, on April 24 Armenian Genocide Centennial anniversary, but also raised issues of concern to Canadian-Armenians.
Dikranian raised the spectre of human rights violations by Azerbaijan relating to Nagorno-Karabagh and continued incursions by Azeri troops. He also discussed increasing ties between Canada and Armenia by establishing a Canada-Armenia trade agreement in the short term. Minister Kenney was well aware of the importance of continued Canadian government assistance for Christian refugees from Syria.