On June 14 a candle-lighting commemoration of the 81st anniversary of the June 1941 Baltic deportations by the Soviets was held at Nathan Phillips Square – Toronto City Hall. It was attended by the Lithuanian ambassador to Canada Darius Skusevičius and Lithuanian Community of Canada president Kazimieras Deksnys, Lithuanian community and Lithuanian Youth Association members.

That same morning in Ottawa, Ambassador Skusevičius and representatives of the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian embassies gathered at the soon-to-be-built Monument to the Victims of Communism to commemorate the anniversary of the deportations of the Balts.