On March 14th, ANCC Western Region Chairman Hagop Deragopian attended an invitation only Thank You event in support of Vancouver Granville MP and former Minister of Justice and Attorney General Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Over 300 supporters listened to Mrs. Wilson-Raybould speak about why she ran for office and how she loved her work as an MP and a Cabinet Minister.
She also described her feelings of what has happened in her political life over the past few weeks.
During private conversations with the MP, Mr Deragopian thanked her for visiting the Vancouver Armenian Genocide monument in August, and for sending a greeting letter to St. Gregory Church and the Vancouver Armenian community on the occasion of Armenian Christmas January 6th.
Mr. Deragopian expressed his appreciation for Canada’s increasing engagement with Armenia, including the recent state visit of Prime Minster Trudeau after the La Francophonie meetings in Yerevan.
He described an issue of utmost importance to Armenian Canadians, that of the self-determination quest of the Republic of Artsakh, and encouraged her to join the Canada Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group, headed by fellow Liberal MP Brian May.
MP Wilson-Raybould thanked the Armenian community for its support and pledged to look into CAPFG membership.