It is with a deep sense of reverence, that I join with you to remember the tens of thousands of men, women and children who were killed during the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka.
The war was an uprising against the Sri Lankan government by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE or Tamil Tigers), a separatist militant group in order to protect and gain rights for the Tamil minority.
Since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka in May, 2009, there has been a marked deterioration in Sri Lanka with respect to human rights and the rule of law. The current situation is most disappointing to those who believed there was an opportunity to create a viable and strong democratic country with the end of the civil war.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Somaliland community on the occasion of Somaliland Independence Day.
Somaliland, located in the Horn of Africa, asserted its independence as the Republic of Somaliland on May 18, 1991.
City of Toronto’s long-weekend activities
The City will offer a wide variety of activities for residents on Monday, May 21, including the annual Victoria Day fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay Park. Many family attractions, including two historic sites, a farm and other facilities will be open, however City-operated recreation centres will be closed and recreation programs across the city will not operate that day.
The City will host Victoria Day fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park starting at 10 p.m. on Monday, May 21. The show will feature about 2,000 fireworks with a spectacular finale.
As Ramadan begins, I would like to offer warm regards to all Canadians who are observing this holy month.
I want to take this opportunity to salute mothers everywhere on this Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018.
I join today the Chinese Community in Canada as we remember the earthquake victims of Sichuan in 2008.
Sheppard East Subway Extension – We Need Provincial Funding Now!
The Provincial Government cannot continue to ignore the issues with transit and accessibility in Ontario’s largest city. As the Provincial Election Campaign is now underway, it is time to make the issue of the Sheppard East Subway extension heard by Candidates.
May 3rd is World Press Freedom Day – a time to talk about violations of press freedom.
TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, City Councillor for Ward 39, today, filed the nomination papers with the City Clerk and announced that he would run in the new Ward 43 in the October 22, 2018 Municipal Election.
May is Asian Heritage month – a month of festivities across Canada to highlight, honour and recognize the many and varied contributions Canadians of Asian heritage have made, and continue to make, to the cultural, economic and social fabric of Canada.