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January 7, 2016 – Eastern Orthodox Christmas

I would like to take the opportunity to wish members of the Eastern Orthodox, Coptic, Armenian and other Christian Communities a Merry Christmas

In the Orthodox tradition, a forty day fast occurs before the Nativity of our Lord. The faithful abstain from foods derived from animals on Wednesdays and Fridays. On Sundays, the faithful honour the old Covenant between God and Abraham and the Covenant between God and those who believe in Christ.

December 26, 2015 – Kwanzaa

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian African Community on the occasion of Kwanzaa.

Kwanzaa, is a week-long celebration, held in the United States and in other nations of the Western African Diaspora in the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.

December 25, 2015 – Christmas and New Year

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

As the festive season approaches, many people are busy with last minute preparations so they can celebrate Christmas with family and friends.  In the midst of this hustle and bustle, we need to pause and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.

December 2, 2015- Karygiannis concerned about TDSB workshop flyer recruiting UBER drivers

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, has written to the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour; the Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities; and, Ms. Robin Pilkey, Chair of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), expressing his concern about a flyer issued by Employment Ontario advertising a workshop entitled “U B E R Hiring Event”.

December 2, 2015 – Open Letter to Federal, Provincial Ministers and TDSB Chair re: Uber

December 2, 2015                                                                               OPEN LETTER


The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
140 Promenade du Portage
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0J9