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.
December 11, 2018 – Councillor introduces Motion to permit Wards to Opt Out of the Sale of Marijuana
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.
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.
I wish to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Jewish Community on the occasion of Hanukkah.
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day celebration beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.
Extreme Cold Weather Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones
Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto that will be in effect until further notice. Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued when the temperature is forecast to reach -15 degrees Celsius or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Lebanese community on the occasion of Lebanese Independence Day.
Independence Day is observed on November 22nd to commemorate the liberation from the French Mandate on November 8, 1943, when Lebanese officials amended the Lebanese Constitution to abolish the Mandate. This amendment led to their arrest by French authorities. They were later released on November 22, 1943 due to national and international pressure to fully recognize Lebanon’s Independence.
It is with a deep sense of reverence that I commemorate, with members of the Canadian Ukrainian community, the 85th Anniversary of Holodomor.
During National Holodomor Awareness Week, we pause to remember the atrocity perpetrated by the Communist regime of Joseph Stalin – the ‘killing by hunger’ of millions of Ukrainians.
Members of the Ukrainian community have keenly felt the horror of the genocide – a black chapter in the world’s history.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Moroccan community on the occasion of Morocco Independence Day.
Independence Day, also known as Fete de l’Independence, is a public holiday celebrated every 18th of November. It is Morocco’s National Day and commemorates Morocco’s independence from France on November 18th, 1956.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Palestinian community on the occasion of Palestine Independence Day.
On November 15th, 1988, the Palestine National Council, representing Palestinians all over the world, declared the State of Palestine on the 1967 border, endorsing all principles of international law and UN resolutions.