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June 21, 2015 Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a day to honour not only our fathers, but all the men who have been a father-figure in our lives – brothers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, friends or ‘Big Brothers’.

The celebration of Father’s Day dates back to 1908.  Over the last century, we have paid tribute to fathers and thanked them for their guidance, wisdom, unconditional love and support that have helped shape our lives.

June 18, 2015 – Ramadan

As Ramadan begins, I would like to offer warm regards to all Canadians who are observing this holy month.

One of the most important rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is the right to worship. The observance of Ramadan, one of the holiest times in the Muslim religious calendar, offers a time to reflect on one’s good fortune, the plight of those less fortunate and the importance of religion in one’s life.

LiUNA urges council to vote for this motion to be tabled by ward 39 Councilor Jim Karygiannis

Tomorrow, the City of Toronto will decide which vision of the eastern gardiner will prevail. Unlike other decisions, the future of every resident across the GTHA will be affected by this vote. Liuna (Labourers International Union of North America) and its 70,000 members across the GTHA urge council not to rush to a decision but rather consider all options.

June 2, 2015 – Karygiannis calls for City to review issues raised in Paramedics’ Report

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, will move a Motion directing the City Manager to report to the September 30 – October 1, 2015 City Council meeting on the issues raised by Local 416 EMS Unit in its April 2015 report “Toronto Paramedic Services Crisis in the Workplace – Identifying the Issues and Resolutions of Poor Morale”.

June 1, 2015 – Vesak Day

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Buddhist faith in Canada on the occasion of Vesak Day.

Vesak is a significant day in the Buddhist calendar as it marks the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Gautama Buddha.