On April 4, 2016, Mrs. Eva Nassif, Member of Parliament for Vimy (Quebec) was welcomed at the Diocesan Office by His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimian, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Canada. The Primate introduced to the federal lawmaker the history and the present state of the Armenian nation, the mission and the vocation of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Canada, and discussed the role that the Canadian Armenians have been playing in the country. Bishop Abgar informed Mrs. Nassif about the recent aggression of the Azeri armed forces against the Nagorno-Karabakh. Mrs. Nassif expressed her concerns and conveyed her message to all Armenian community adding that Canada and the international community should do their best to deescalate the conflict.