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July 27, 2018 – Karygiannis announces Candidacy in Scarborough-Agincourt in Municipal Elect

TORONTO – Today, Jim Karygiannis announced that he will register as a Candidate in the Scarborough-Agincourt Ward in the upcoming Municipal Election.

“I was the first Candidate to register for Ward 43 and I want to be the first Candidate to announce that I will register as a Candidate in the new Scarborough-Agincourt Ward.” said Mr. Karygiannis.  “I look forward to continuing to represent the people of Scarborough-Agincourt at City Hall.”

Premier Doug Ford announced today that the Ward boundaries in the City of Toronto would be aligned with the Federal and Provincial riding boundaries.  The new alignment will reduce the number of Toronto City Councillors from forty-seven to twenty-five.

“Scarborough-Agincourt is my home – literally and politically.  I had the great privilege of representing the people of Scarborough-Agincourt for twenty-five years as their Member of Parliament.” Mr. Karygiannis stated.  “I have had the honour to represent a large part of Scarborough-Agincourt as their City Councillor for the past four years.”

The Ford Government estimates that the reduction of the number of City Councillors will save Toronto taxpayers $25 million.

“The reduction in the number of Wards will equalize the voices of the people of Toronto.  The distribution of suburban and downtown Wards will be more equal.” Mr. Karygiannis commented.  “This will ensure that infrastructure projects, like transit, will be more equally divided.  I look forward to representing the people of Scarborough-Agincourt and ensuring that their concerns are brought to the table at City Hall.”