M.P. Assadourian says farewell to Brampton Centre

Office of Sarkis Assadourian M.P.
120 Confederation
House of Commons, Ottawa, Canada
Contact: Daniel Kennedy
Tel: 613 995 4843

Dear Friends:

As I conclude my career as a Member of Parliament it has been a great
honour and a tremendous privilege, since October 25, 1993, to serve my
constituents in the House of Commons and to have served as the first
Canadian Parliamentarian of Armenian origin in the history of Canada.

Throughout my time in the House of Commons, under two Prime Ministers,
I have strived to not only represent the concerns of my constituents,
but also to bring to Parliament, the greater concerns of the Armenian
Community in Canada. I am proud of my record of challenging the
government to finally recognize the Armenian Genocide, the inclusion
of the Armenian Genocide in the Canadian Museum of Human Rights,
the formation and growth of by far, the most dynamic parliamentary
organization the Canada-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group
(CAPFG), Parliamentary exchanges and Canada Post’s creation of the
1,700th Anniversary of Christianity as a State Religion stamp, to
mention only a few.

This unprecedented and historic success was achieved with the
assistance of many people and organizations deserving of the heartfelt
thanks of my family and myself for all of their moral, political and
financial assistance over the years. To all of you who donated to my
campaign or the efforts of the CAPFG, I thank you for your generous
financial support of the democratic system. My electoral success
could not have been accomplished without your tremendous efforts on
my behalf.

I have devoted my complete energy to the preservation of a united
Canada, a strong and economically vibrant Canada, a Canada where people
of every nationality, colour and creed live in harmony and respect
each other for who they are. Canada is a country that deserves the
best possible representation in Parliament. I believe that I did my
best to meet that commitment.

I look forward to the new challenges ahead and I assure you that I
will continue to apply my firm dedication to the freedom of expression
and the principles of democracy and that I will continue to work
with any individuals or organizations that dedicate themselves to
these principles.

Farewell but not Goodbye!
Sarkis Assadourian, M.P.
Brampton Centre

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS