Joanne Fusillo Adema
Karygiannis Hosts Mayor and Members of Council at a “ Solidarity Dinner”.
TORONTO-This evening. Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt hosted Mayor John Tory and other members of City Council at a dinner to show their support of the Chinese-Canadian community at a time when the community is facing stigmatization.
“The attitude of intolerance, which has raised its ugly head in recent days, has no place in Canada. “said Mr Karygiannis.”As Canadians, we pull together and support one another in the “Solidarity Dinner”was organized in response to a number of actions taken by members of the public over the last few days.
My job as Mayor, today and every day is to support all of our residents and stand behind them when they need it. Recently, members of our Chinese community and Chinese owned businesses have asked for our help and support as they face challenges due to
misinformation and anxiety around the Coronavirus. Tonight’s event is one way in which I can demonstrate my support for our Chinese-Canadian community and their businesses which play a vital role in our city.
I encourage all residents to listen to our health professionals who continue to advise us that the risk of Coronavirus is very low and that residents should go about their daily routines while taking customary preventative measures to stay healthy, “said Mayor John Tory
More than a hundred people joined the City politicians for dinner at the Royal Fine Dining Banquet in Scarborough.
“With this dinner, I am hoping to encourage Torontonians to continue to support the Chinese-Canadian business community. I urge all Canadians to continue to go about living their lives as usual. “Mr. Karygiannis stated. “If you take the Public Health precautions, the risk of getting ill is very low.”
Contact: Joanne Fusillo Adema
Executive Assistant to Councillor Karygiannis,
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