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April 9, 2016 – 99th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

I would like to join all Canadians in commemorating the 99th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Easter Monday, April 9, 1917, marked the beginning of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, with all four divisions of the Canadian Corps, fighting together for the first time.  The Commander of the 28th Battalion at Vimy, Brigadier-General Alexander Ross, said of the battle at the unveiling of the new Vimy Memorial in 1936, “It was Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific on parade.  I thought then…that in those minutes I witnessed the birth of a nation”.

April 7, 2016 – “Where is the fairness?” – Karygiannis

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 39 – Scarborough-Agincourt, expressed his concern about the recommendations in the staff report with respect to the regulating of Uber/UberX which will be discussed at the Licensing & Standards Committee on April 14, 2016.

“These recommendations do not create a level playing field.” said Mr. Karygiannis. “They do not live up to my July 2016 Motion which was seconded Mayor John Tory.”

April 4, 2016 – Statement on Azerbaijan’s aggression

I am very much concerned about the continued hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenian forces in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

It is been reported that Azerbaijan initiated this military actions. Reports state that Azerbaijan has unleashed armed forces for the past few days along the entire Line of Contact with Nagorno-Karabakh and the border with Armenia, which targeted also civilian infrastructures and settlements.

March 24, 2016 – Easter Message

Dear Constituents,

I would like to take extend my warmest wishes to all who are celebrating Easter.

Easter is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar. On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. This religious festival comes at the end of Lent – a period of 40 days of prayer, contemplation and fasting. During Lent, Christians prepare themselves spiritually for the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday.