I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Afghan community on the occasion of Afghan Independence Day.
I would like to extend best wishes to members of the Canadian Indian community on the occasion of India Independence Day.
I would like to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Pakistani community on the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day, also known as Yom-e-Azadi.
Nathan Phillips Square is a place where the people of The Greater Toronto Area, all races, colours and religions gather to celebrate the rich multi-cultural nature of Toronto and Canada.
The Danforth neighbourhood and Toronto, as a whole, has been shaken by the senseless act of gun violence, which resulted in the death of two young women. The Scarborough community is deeply saddened by the loss of these two young women; one of whom had ties to Scarborough-Agincourt.
Guns and gun-related violence have no place in any of our City’s communities. We should never feel unsafe walking around our neighbourhood streets. I have been working with Toronto City Council members to introduce strict measures on gun possession in the City. Please take a look inside this Ward Report to find out how to voice your support for more stringent gun laws in Toronto. Ward Report – August 2018
The transition period between the 47-ward council that Torontonians thought they’d be voting for, and the 25-ward council that Premier Doug Ford is set to impose on the city has some councillors stepping on one another’s toes.
And at least one councillor, Ward 39 (Scarborough Agincourt) Coun. Jim Karygiannis is crying foul over a piece of literature that was apparently dropped by Ward 40 (Scarborough Agincourt) Coun. Norm Kelly in a neighbourhood that currently he is not registered to run in.
The literature, appropriately headlined WHOOPS!, is directed at residents in the Bridlewood neighbourhood that Kelly currently represents, telling them he will be running to represent them after all.
“Things have changed,” wrote Kelly in the letter, headlined Re-Elect Norm Kelly.
What things? It’s complicated.
Currently, candidates are registered to run in wards approved by council for a 47-ward council, which has different ward boundaries than the current 44-ward council.
Sent: August-07-18 12:13 PM
Subject: I commend you Mr. Karygiannis
Hello Mr. Karygiannis,
I am sending you this email to commend you on your work as an advocate for the people in your riding I recently had to deal with the MPP and the MP’s office about….. I reached out to both offices and both office did not even truly try to advocate for me. They just regurgitated what the ….. people said, without really fighting on my behalf
The quality care and extreme advocacy work that you did on my behalf for …. was amazing. I will vote for you until the end as you have really shown me what a politician’s job truly is. The treatment that I am getting from both the MP and the MPP’s office is like night and day, compared to how hard you worked for me and …… I thank you so kindly and appreciate your efforts.
CBC News July 2, 2018 John Rieti
Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government is redrawing the City of Toronto’s ward boundaries and cutting the number of councillors from 47 to 25 ahead of the Oct. 22 election — drawing both anger and praise from various councillors.
Toronto city councillor Jim Karygiannis says he supports Doug Ford’s move to cut council seats because it will fix what he says is an “unequal balance” between downtown representation and representation of the suburbs.