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e-2885 (Foreign affairs)

E-petition
Initiated by Anahit Armenakyan from North Bay, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • On Sunday, September 27, Azerbaijani forces, backed by Turkey, began a full-scale attack against Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh in Armenian);
  • Azerbaijan launched air and missile-attacks in all directions along the Artsakh line of contact and has expanded into Armenia;
  • Armenian border towns, settlements and Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh, are being bombarded and shelled;
  • Civilian deaths, injuries and military casualties continue to rise;
  • The people of Armenia and Artsakh with democratically elected governments have been defending their families, homes, and lands;
  • The recent violent attacks on civilians of Stepanakert, and towns across the Armenian border, serve as reality of genocidal threat towards the Armenian nation;
  • Their aim is to extinguish the democratic stronghold of the Armenian people; and
  • Canada approved sales of optical technology to Turkey, which are being used in drones that target civilians.
We, the undersigned, Canadians and Armenian-Canadians, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Take a stand for democracy in Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh (Artsakh);
2. Condemn the aggression of Turkey and Azerbaijan against Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh;
3. Request Turkey to remove itself from the conflict zone;
4. Stop all arms sales to Turkey to ensure Canada takes no part in the killings of innocent civilians; and
5. Strongly denounce crimes against the Armenians.
Open for signature
October 9, 2020, at 10:20 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
November 8, 2020, at 10:20 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Bryan May
Cambridge
Liberal Caucus
Ontario
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