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Toronto needs say in legalization of pot: Councillor

Toronto needs say in legalization of pot: Councillor

Toronto Sun January 18, 2016 Jenny Yuen

TORONTO – Councillor Jim Karygiannis fears Toronto will become the weed capital of Canada.

Given that the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city has grown to nearly 50, the Scarborough-Agincourt politician wants the city to be included in the development of regulations needed to govern legal pot.

January 14, 2015 – Karygiannis asks Ontario Minister to clarify Karygiannis asks Ontario Minister to clarify

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, has written to the Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa; the Minister of Transportation, Steven del Duca; and, officials at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, requesting answers to a number of questions with respect to Aviva Canada’s proposed new insurance coverage for UberX drivers.

January 12, 2016 – Release of Colin Rutherford

I was very pleased to learn that Colin Rutherford has been released by his Afghani captors.

Colin was travelling in Afghanistan five years ago when he was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan. In June, 2011, Colin’s mother, came to me indicating that her son had been travelling in Afghanistan and had gone missing. I called on the Government of the day to work toward freeing Colin. I also met with officials from Foreign Affairs who advised me that they were working, in a number of areas, in order to free Colin.