I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Libyan community on the occasion of Libyan Independence Day.
In 1934, Italy adopted the name ‘Libya’ as the name of the colony comprised of the provinces of Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Fezzan. Idris al-Mahdi as-Senussi, Emir of Cyrenaica, led the Libyan resistance movement against the Italian occupation between World War I and World War II.
I wish to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Bangladeshi-Canadian community on the occasion of the 48th Victory Day of Bangladesh.
In 1971, Bangladesh fought against Pakistan in the Bangladesh Liberation War, in order to gain sovereignty. Over the course of 9 months, millions were killed in the crossfire of conflict and many other atrocities were committed. On December 16th, 1971, the Pakistan Armed Forces signed a written agreement of surrender, officially bringing the conflict to an end and marking the creation of Bangladesh.
TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt, is disappointed that his Motion to permit individual Wards to “opt out” of permitting marijuana dispensaries in their Wards.
TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, City Councillor for Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt, will be introducing a Motion at the December 13th City Council Meeting to allow individual Wards to have the choice as to whether or not to permit medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in their Ward.
It is with a deep sense of reverence that I commemorate with you the 81st Anniversary of the Nanjing Genocide.
I join with the Chinese Canadian community in remembering the victims of this atrocity.
Jim Karygiannis visiting the Nanjing Massacre Musuem
I wish to take this opportunity to observe with you the occasion of the 70th Human Rights Day.
On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration consists of 30 articles affirming an individual’s rights.