Professor Emir Ramic
Congress of North American Bosniaks, Branch Canada
A16983-2009 IN REPLY TO YOUR EMAIL OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
Dear Professor Ramic:
Thank you for your email of September 16, 2009, in which you inform me of the campaign for a Srebrenica Remembrance Day in Canada and request support for the motion put forward by Mr. Brian Masse, Member of Parliament, declaring July 11 as Srebrenica Remembrance Day.
The Government of Canada would support a motion designating a Srebrenica Remembrance Day. Any motion which the government would support should be based on a factual description of the events that is supported by reliable sources such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
As indicated in my letter of July 23, 2009, Canada mourns the terrible loss of life and condemns the atrocities committed at Srebrenica.
Thank you again for writing to me on this matter.
The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Foreign Affairs